out·​fly | \ ˌau̇t-ˈflī How to pronounce outfly (audio) \
outflew\ ˌau̇t-​ˈflü How to pronounce outflew (audio) \; outflown\ ˌau̇t-​ˈflōn How to pronounce outflown (audio) \; 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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“Outfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfly. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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