outdrive

verb out·drive \ ˌau̇t-ˈdrīv \

Definition of outdrive

outdrove play \ˌau̇t-ˈdrōv\; outdriven play \ˌau̇t-ˈdri-vən\; outdriving
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

First Known Use of outdrive

1665

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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