Definition of outpace
1 : to surpass in speed
2 : outdo
Recent Examples of outpace from the Web
Since 2015 investment by SOEs has outpaced that by private firms (see article).
The band made a kind of tangled funk that was always racing and outpacing itself.
For 10 years, the core equity fund handily beats its benchmark — 9 percent compared with 7 percent, a record that outpaces 98 percent of the competition.
The plan appears to be paying dividends: In 2015, applications from low-income zip codes increased 13.6 percent, outpacing the overall 4.5 percent increase, and the number of acceptances from the same zip codes jumped 19 percent.
Just ten years later, renewables are on the verge of outpacing coal and nuclear in the U.S. energy portfolio.
His 1,631 yards in 15 games outpaced the next best rusher by more than 300 yards (Chicago’s Jordan Howard with 1,313).
But Season 7, Episode 6 will outpace even last year’s finale, and this year’s finale will have 13 more juicy minutes to play with.
But such hikes could still outpace the inflation rate.
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First Known Use of outpace
OUTPACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outpace for English Language Learners
: to go or grow faster than (something)
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