outdrive

verb
out·​drive | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdrīv How to pronounce outdrive (audio) \
outdrove\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrōv How to pronounce outdrove (audio) \; outdriven\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdri-​vən How to pronounce outdriven (audio) \; outdriving

Definition of outdrive

transitive verb

1 : to outdo or surpass in driving: such as
a : to drive a vehicle better or faster than … when a promising driver in a smaller-capacity car outdrives a rival in something bigger …— Marcus Pye
b golf : to hit a longer drive than Alec Johnson's success on the golf course is simple—he hits the ball farther than anyone else. "I usually can outdrive everybody in my group when I play," Johnson said.— Eric Mayer
2 : to avoid or get beyond by driving fast tried to outdrive a flash flood

Examples of outdrive in a Sentence

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Woods generated enough club-head speed to outdrive the 26-year-old J.T. Poston, one of the players with whom he was grouped, by 53 yards on the par-4 17th. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "In His Twilight, Tiger Woods Searches for the Bright Spots," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of outdrive

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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