out·​pass | \ ˌau̇t-ˈpas How to pronounce outpass (audio) \
outpassed; outpassing; outpasses

Definition of outpass

transitive verb

1 sports : to outdo in passing : to pass more than or more effectively than He outpassed Manning by more than 100 yards …— Jacob Klinger Brazil had 66 percent possession, outshot Peru by 14-4, had 10 corner kicks to Peruʼs two and outpassed Peru by 593-320.— Victor Mather
2 : to go beyond : exceed, surpass In dollar terms, however, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" looks like a winner, outpassing average ticket returns in France …— Elsa Keslassy

Examples of outpass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Numbers Belgium was the short-passing team in this game, controlling possession at 58-42 percent and outpassing France, 318-201. Rory Smith, New York Times, "France, With Flash to Spare, Reaches the World Cup Final," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of outpass

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Outpass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpass. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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