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

transitive verb

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
: 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, 11 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpass was circa 1513

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“Outpass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpass. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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