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

transitive verb

: to surpass in speed
: outdo

Examples of outpace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That figure dipped to 3.4% from March's 3.5% but still outpaced the 3.2% COLA Social Security recipients began receiving in January. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 15 May 2024 Emirates appears to have bounced back from the early-pandemic travel growing pains, as the release states profits for the group over the last couple of years outpaced pandemic losses. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for outpace 

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpace was in 1611

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“Outpace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpace. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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out·​pace (ˈ)au̇t-ˈpās How to pronounce outpace (audio)
: outrun

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