What does 'outscream' mean (can't find it in the dictnry)?
What does it mean in this particular sentence?
"His shout seemed to outscream the thunder."
- Anonymous6 months agoFavorite Answer
In real life people often make up words by adding prefixes or suffixes. She is unbeautiful. He outsang the other contestants. I am now phoneless. These words may or may not be in the dictionary but their meaning is understood. Sometimes people change a part of speech, like using an adjective as a verb. "Trump has outstupided all previous presidents."
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months ago
If one athlete 'outruns' another, they have run faster than the other one.
If I sing better than you at a singing competition, I can claim to have 'outsung' you.
- Anonymous6 months ago
It means, scream louder than.
- Lord BaconLv 76 months ago
This is a common construction in English (out + verb). As others have said, it means to do (the verb) in such as way as to exceed something else or someone else. To outscream the thunder is to scream more powerfully than the sound of the thunder. To outrun a friend means to run faster or further than the friend. To outsing its competition is what male birds want to do when attracting a mate.
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- Land-sharkLv 76 months ago
We might say his scream was so loud that it "drowned out" or rendered insignificant the sound of the thunder
- Barkley HoundLv 76 months ago
It means to scream louder than.
- dripLv 76 months ago
It was louder than the thunder. More intense. Thunder is loud, bold, powerful.