ausstechen

Meanings

1.
to gouge out
(Pretty much only for eyes, but you might find it in some gory movies)
2.
cut out
(For cookies, especially at Christmas, with a cookie cutter)
3.
to outdo, to ace out
("jemanden ausstechen" - in a situation of competition, where two or more apply for the same thing. Can be a date or a company tender. NOT for sports competitions.)

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Word Family

Root: *st(e)i(g)-
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