outdragon: what is its meaning?
Thread poster: hj58

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Aug 17, 2011

i can't find it in any dictionary, thanks for help.

example: St. George out-dragons the dragon.


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去KudoZ问问 Aug 17, 2011

如需要确切意义,可去KudoZ发问:)

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比龍還要龍(得多) Aug 17, 2011

在字面上有這個意思。

意思是﹕St. George 比起凶猛的龍來得勇猛。

[修改时间: 2011-08-17 21:11 GMT]


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谢谢两位! Aug 18, 2011

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out-dragon Aug 23, 2011

hj58,

今天才注意到你是五六年前提出龙应翻为 loong 的黄先生,时间过得真快。

To outdo means to surpass in execution or performance. For example, The chef outdid himself last night.

Similarly, the word outfox means to outwit or outmaneuver …



http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/outfox

out·fox   
verb (used with object)
to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver: Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition.



Out-dragon is not a word one would likely find in a dictionary. It is the sort of usage that patterns itself after "outfox". Just like "fox", "dragon" in this instance becomes a transitive verb. Out-dragon basically means to take on the characteristics of the dragon, and in addition to surpass someone or something in those characteristics.


[Edited at 2011-08-23 12:09 GMT]


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谢谢大家为我解释这个词的含义! Jun 17, 2014

今天才看到这个帖子,时间又过去了三年,真快啊!

wherestip wrote:

hj58,

今天才注意到你是五六年前提出龙应翻为 loong 的黄先生,时间过得真快。

To outdo means to surpass in execution or performance. For example, The chef outdid himself last night.

Similarly, the word outfox means to outwit or outmaneuver …



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