outpass

verb out·pass \ ˌau̇t-ˈpas \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of outpass

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

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circa 1513

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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