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

Definition of outpace

transitive verb

1 : to surpass in speed
2 : outdo

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Paul Millsap has been outpaced by younger, more exciting players, but there will always be basketball value in having an adult in the room. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Top 100 NBA Players of 2020," 12 Sep. 2019 While Yang only narrowly leads former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, his candidacy has outpaced both of theirs. Allan Smith, NBC News, "Is Andrew Yang ready for prime time?," 11 Sep. 2019 But the real-world technology advances of the first two decades of the 21st century have outpaced even Spielberg’s imagination, as today no such chip is needed. Wired, "Do Our Faces Deserve the Same Protection as Our Phones?," 10 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile rampant inflation — averaging 55% in 2019 — outpaced increases in wages and pensions. Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times, "In an embrace of the populist left, Argentina voters rebuke their president," 12 Aug. 2019 Attempts by Lam to get the genie back in the bottle have proven unsuccessful, as the protests have outpaced her. James Griffiths, CNN, "Hong Kong's summer of discontent is now longer than 2014's Umbrella Movement ... and isn't over yet," 26 Aug. 2019 While the cost of higher education keeps rising, though, outpacing inflation every year since 1985, maintenance of student dormitories at many institutions has not always kept up. New York Times, "When College Dormitories Become Health Hazards," 25 Aug. 2019 His 51 2/3 innings outpace only last year’s total of 44 2/3 among his four major league seasons. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Catchers homer on consecutive days; keeping Yates; Naylor nails it," 20 Aug. 2019 Hillsboro’s publicly supported internet project aims to undercut its rivals on pricing and substantially outpace them in speed. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive.com, "Hillsboro outlines fiber plans, promises internet speeds up to 4 gigs," 18 Aug. 2019

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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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