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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English outstanden, utstanden, equivalent to out- +‎ stand. Cognate with Saterland Frisian uutstounde (to bear, tolerate), Dutch uitstaan (to abide, suffer, dree), German ausstehen (to stand, endure, abide), Swedish utstå (to suffer, endure, pass through).

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outstand (third-person singular simple present outstands, present participle outstanding, simple past and past participle outstood)

  1. (transitive) To resist effectually; withstand; sustain without yielding.
  2. (transitive) To surpass in standing; stand or remain beyond; outstay.
  3. (intransitive) To project outward from the main body; stand out prominently; be prominent.
  4. (intransitive) To stand out to sea.
  5. (intransitive) To remain over; remain untouched, unimpaired, unsettled, uncollected, unpaid, or otherwise undetermined.
    outstanding contracts

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