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outdistance

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verb out·dis·tance \ˌau̇t-ˈdis-tən(t)s\

Simple Definition of outdistance

  • : to go far ahead of or beyond (someone or something)

Full Definition of outdistance

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to go far ahead of (as in a race) :  outstrip

Examples of outdistance

  1. She easily outdistanced the other runners.

  2. This television outdistances all others in the number of sales.



1857

First Known Use of outdistance

1857

Rhymes with outdistance


OUTDISTANCE Defined for Kids

outdistance

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verb out·dis·tance \au̇t-ˈdi-stəns\

Definition of outdistance

out·dis·tancedout·dis·tanc·ing

  1. :  to go far ahead of (as in a race)





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