outdistance

verb
out·​dis·​tance | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdi-stən(t)s How to pronounce outdistance (audio) \
outdistanced; outdistancing; outdistances

Definition of outdistance

transitive verb

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

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Examples of outdistance in a Sentence

She easily outdistanced the other runners. This television outdistances all others in the number of sales.
Recent Examples on the Web Smith finished with 447 first-place votes and 1,856 points to easily outdistance Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (222, 1,187), Alabama teammate Mac Jones (138, 1,130) and Florida’s Kyle Trask (61, 737). NBC News, "Alabama's DeVonta Smith is 1st WR to win Heisman in decades," 6 Jan. 2021 Smith finished with 447 first-place votes and 1,856 points to easily outdistance Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (222, 1,187), Alabama teammate Mac Jones (138, 1,130) and Florida’s Kyle Trask (61, 737). Ralph D. Russo, SFChronicle.com, "Alabama’s DeVonta Smith becomes 1st wide receiver to win Heisman in 29 years," 5 Jan. 2021 The 24 infections far outdistance the next-highest number among Palm Beach County high schools, the 14 at Boca Raton High School (eight students and six employees). Steve Svekis, sun-sentinel.com, "One Palm Beach County school ends football regular season due to COVID-19; two more county games moved or canceled," 13 Nov. 2020 The vehicles then took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to outdistance each other. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 3 Aug. 2020 The vehicles then took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to outdistance each other. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 3 Aug. 2020 The vehicles then took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to outdistance each other. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 3 Aug. 2020 The vehicles then took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to outdistance each other. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 3 Aug. 2020 The vehicles then took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to outdistance each other. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of outdistance

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outdistance was in 1789

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19 Jan 2021

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“Outdistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdistance. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for outdistance

outdistance

verb
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English Language Learners Definition of outdistance

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

outdistance

verb
out·​dis·​tance | \ au̇t-ˈdi-stəns How to pronounce outdistance (audio) \
outdistanced; outdistancing

Kids Definition of outdistance

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

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