outwork
Pronunciation
  • (RP)
    • (verb) enPR: out-wûkʹ, IPA: /aʊtˈwɔːk/
    • (noun) enPR: outʹwûk, IPA: /ˈaʊtwɔːk/
  • (America)
    • (verb) enPR: out-wûrkʹ, IPA: /aʊtˈwɔːɹk/
    • (noun) enPR: outʹwûrk, IPA: /ˈaʊtwɔːɹk/
Verb

outwork (outworks, present participle outworking; past and past participle outworked)

  1. (rare) To work out to a finish; to complete.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      For now three dayes of men were full outwrought, / Since he this hardie enterprize began [...].
  2. To work faster or harder than.
Noun

outwork

  1. (architecture, countable) A minor, subsidiary fortification built beyond the main limits of fortification.
  2. Agricultural work done outdoors in the fields.



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