out·​pace | \ ˌau̇t-ˈpās How to pronounce outpace (audio) \
outpaced; outpacing; outpaces

Definition of outpace

transitive verb

1 : to surpass in speed
2 : outdo

Examples of outpace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the resources are no match for the ferocious blazes, which continue to outpace firefighters and explode across the state. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2021 But the resources are no match for the ferocious blazes, which continue to outpace firefighters and explode across the state. New York Times, 31 Aug. 2021 Many ballparks that still have capacity restrictions in place continue to outpace the Orioles in average attendance. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, 10 Aug. 2021 On the pitching side, while less drastic, the Giants continue to outpace the league. Nick Lozito, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 As the economy continues to advance and become more technology-driven, the demand for technical positions will continue to outpace the supply of technically proficient candidates in innovative areas like drone technology robotics, AI and biotech. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2021 Older adults continue to far outpace younger people in the percentage who have been vaccinated. Bob Blubaugh, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 15 May 2021 Black incarceration rates continue to outpace those for all other groups, and the effort to restrict Black voter participation, which has been a part of American politics since Reconstruction, has resurged today. Time, 13 May 2021 And the coronavirus daily case rate lingered well above the city’s metric of success as demand for coronavirus vaccines continue to outpace supply. Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of outpace

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outpace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpace. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outpace

: to go or grow faster than (something)

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