outwork definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to get results better or faster than.
    • To complete (one thing); work (anything) completely.
    • To go beyond in working; working much more or quicker than.
  • noun:
    • a small fortification built beyond a principal defensive position or fortification.
    • a small, subsidiary fortification built beyond the primary limitations of fortification.
    • a small security constructed beyond the main human anatomy of a-work, as a ravelin, lunette, hornwork, etc.
    • Work done outside, outdoors, or perhaps in the industries, as distinguished from interior work.
    • In fortification, the minor defenses constructed prior to the primary work or enceinte.
    • thus A bulwark; any protection against physical violence from outside.
    • subsidiary protective framework lying outside the primary strengthened area
  • verb:
    • to work through to a finish; to accomplish.
    • to exert effort faster or harder than.
  • others:
    • To surpass in workmanship.
    • To surpass or go beyond in labor, effort, or agitation.
    • to sort out or carry on to a conclusion; complete; finish.

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