outfly

verb
out·​fly | \ˌau̇t-ˈflī \
outflew\ˌau̇t-​ˈflü \; outflown\ˌau̇t-​ˈflōn \; outflying

Definition of outfly 

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, in the meaning defined above

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