from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surpass in scolding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To exceed in scolding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To scold more than.


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out- +‎ scold


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  • The three women who lived in the room were all standing with red, angry faces, each trying to outscold the others.

    The Bishop's Shadow 1883

  • To cunning, the refuge of weakness, she had recourse; and she considered that, though she could no longer outscold, she could still outwit her adversary.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 02 Maria Edgeworth 1808


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