Definitions for outworkˌaʊtˈwɜrk; ˈaʊtˌwɜrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
out•workˌaʊtˈwɜrk; ˈaʊtˌwɜrk(v.; n.; v.t.)
to work harder, better, or faster than.
to work out or carry on to a conclusion; finish.
(n.)a defensive structure established outside the limits of a larger fortification.
Origin of outwork:
subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area
"the outworks of the castle"
A minor, subsidiary fortification built beyond the main limits of fortification.
To work out to a finish; to complete.
To work faster or harder than.