out·​pace | \ˌau̇t-ˈpās \
outpaced; outpacing; outpaces

Definition of outpace 

transitive verb

1 : to surpass in speed

2 : outdo

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In addition, the United Kingdom’s lucrative filming incentives are outpacing California’s, resulting in more lost production dollars. David Ng, latimes.com, "California filming incentives are falling behind the competition, new study says," 14 June 2018 The Asian Development Bank forecasts growth of 3.6% this year and 3.3% next year, outpacing most Pacific nations. Rachel Pannett, WSJ, "Fiji Coup Leader’s Re-Election Is Boon for China," 14 Nov. 2018 The growth of mobile Netflix users, especially in countries where mobile usage outpaces time spent watching traditional TV or time on a computer, is constant. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Netflix is testing cheaper mobile-only subscription tiers," 14 Nov. 2018 Yet according to Marist, Baldwin, the incumbent Democratic senator, is outpacing Republican Leah Vukmir in rural parts of the state. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Democrats suddenly look strong again in the Midwest," 25 Oct. 2018 In the past few years, Google has dominated the competition for classroom influence in the United States, outpacing rivals like Apple and Microsoft in the number of children who use its apps and laptops in schools. Sapna Maheshwari, The Seattle Times, "Google is teaching children how to act online. Is it the best role model?," 23 Oct. 2018 Now that quality skin care is becoming more accessible (and Instagrammable), the category is outpacing sales for makeup. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Kylie Jenner Skin Care Products Could Soon Be on Their Way," 3 Oct. 2018 The movie’s ticket presales outpaced both Mamma Mia! Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Bohemian Rhapsody tapped a familiar formula to rake in $50 million at the box office," 5 Nov. 2018 So Silicon Valley donations are outpacing the national average. Rani Molla, Recode, "Silicon Valley’s Democrats aren’t galvanized by Trump any more than Republicans are — if you look at their donation history," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of outpace

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of outpace

: to go or grow faster than (something)

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