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outstrip

outstrip

verb out·strip \ˌat-ˈstrip\

: to be or become better, greater, or larger than (someone or something)

: to do better than (someone or something)

: to go faster than (someone or something)

Full Definition of OUTSTRIP

transitive verb
1
:  to go faster or farther than
2
:  to get ahead of <has civilization outstripped the ability of its users to use it? — Margaret Mead>

Examples of OUTSTRIP

  1. The new hotel outstrips all other hotels in the area in size and luxury.
  2. The fullback outstripped the defenders and scored a touchdown.

Origin of OUTSTRIP

out- + obsolete strip to move fast
First Known Use: 1580

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