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

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 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78,954). Ralph D. Russo, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78,954). Ralph D. Russo, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 Allen was named on 51% of the ballots returned from the Indiana Football Coaches Association to outdistance finalists Caden Curry of Center Grove (25%) and Westfield’s Micah Hauser (12%). Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Dec. 2021 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78, 954), who became the third defensive player to be Heisman runner-up and first since Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in 2012. NBC News, 12 Dec. 2021 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78,954). Ralph D. Russo, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78,954). The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Dec. 2021 Young received 684 first-place votes and 2,311 points to easily outdistance Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (78,954). Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Dec. 2021 Suncoast senior Thomas Dowling also recorded a personal best score of 530.60 to easily outdistance Seminole Ridge senior Bryson Hayden (428.70) for top honors. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Oct. 2021

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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 2022

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“Outdistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdistance. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for outdistance

outdistance

verb

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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