Pronunciation: (out"wâr'), [key]
v.t., -wore, -worn, -wear•ing.
1. to wear or last longer than; outlast: a well-made product that outwears its competition.
2. to exhaust in strength or endurance: The daily toil had soon outworn him.
3. to outlive or outgrow: Perhaps he will outwear those eccentricities.
4. to wear out; destroy by wearing: A child outwears clothes quickly.
5. to pass (time): trying to outwear the hours by reading.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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