outfly

verb out·fly \ ˌau̇t-ˈflī \

Definition of outfly

outflew play \ˌau̇t-ˈflü\; outflown play \ˌau̇t-ˈflōn\; outflying
transitive verb
:to surpass, avoid, or overcome by flying faster or better than
  • The pair launch a partnership bantering at lightspeed while trying to outfly, outshoot and outlast a battalion of pursuit ships.
  • —Colin Covert
  • The Kingfisher also finds protection in the swiftness of its flight, which enables it to outfly most bird predators.
  • —Fred Mison
  • … overconfident pilots who believe they can outfly microbursts.
  • —Henry Lansford

First Known Use of outfly

1602


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