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
:  to go faster or farther than
:  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


Next Word in the Dictionary: outstrokePrevious Word in the Dictionary: outstrikeAll Words Near: outstrip
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears