outfly

verb
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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about outfly

Time Traveler for outfly

Time Traveler

The first known use of outfly was in 1602

See more words from the same year

Statistics for outfly

Cite this Entry

“Outfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfly. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

Comments on outfly

What made you want to look up outfly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!