out·​race ˌau̇t-ˈrās How to pronounce outrace (audio)
outraced; outracing; outraces

Examples of outrace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brindle, a 30-year-old father of three, ran but could not outrace the falling dirt. Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 The 787 was a mega-hit that was outracing its top competitor, the Airbus A380. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024 With 1:17 left, his Nuggets down 95-92, Gordon outraced Austin Reaves to snare a loose ball at the baseline, turning chaos into poetry. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 23 Apr. 2024 Or Lempicka, in her imagined Bugatti, might still be outracing us. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 As Andy McCarthy has repeatedly pointed out, the right to a speedy trial belongs to the defendant, but Smith has transformed it into a prerogative of a panicked prosecutor trying to outrace the political calendar. Rich Lowry, National Review, 14 Jan. 2024 Facing Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, two of the most skilled and dangerous guards in the NBA, the Lakers fell behind by 20, the second night of a back-to-back wearing on their legs as they got outraced to virtually every loose ball. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 Bloom — brisk, animated, with a mind that sometimes outraces her mouth — apparently finds a 3.75 G-force relaxing. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 On the following play, Maes broke up the middle and then to the left sideline before outracing the Nighthawks’ defense to the end zone. Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outrace was in 1657

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“Outrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrace. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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