Meaning of outgo

out•go

Pronunciation: (out'gō"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -goes, -went, -gone, -go•ing.
—n.
  1. the act or process of going out: Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern.
  2. money paid out; expenditure: a record of income and outgo.
  3. something that goes out; outflow: The outgo of electrical energy had to be increased.
—v.t.
  1. to go beyond; outdistance: to outgo the minimum rquirements.
  2. to surpass, excel, or outdo: Each child was encouraged to outgo the others.
  3. to go faster than; excel in speed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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