out- + build
outbuild (third-person singular simple present outbuilds, present participle outbuilding, simple past and past participle outbuilt)
- (transitive) To build more or better than.
2007 July 20, Dave Caldwell, “Williamsport, Pa.: Home of True Small Ball”, in New York Times:
“Each time they’d build, they’d try to outbuild all the rest of them,” said Dr. Randall F. Hipple, a retired obstetrician who helped establish a seven-block stretch of the street as a National Historic District.