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

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Recent Examples on the Web The government is hoping that vaccines may outrace the new variant. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Macron's administration has been hoping to outrace the resurgent outbreak with its vaccination campaign, an ambition that appears increasingly unrealistic as hospitals struggle. John Leicester And Jeffrey Schaeffer, Star Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 Etienne might be poised to outrace Alabama's Najee Harris to be the first back off the board, maybe in the first round. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2021 Still, the mounting evidence suggests that mutant viruses can diminish the efficacy of vaccines, increasing the pressure on countries to quickly vaccinate their populations and outrace the variants. New York Times, Star Tribune, 5 Feb. 2021 Vaccine officials are trying to outrace a surging rate of infections. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2021 Following the Marshall score, Johnston found Shropshire again on third down with a 71-yard touchdown pass that saw the receiver shrug off a defender and outrace the rest of the defense to the end zone. Evan Dudley, al, 19 Dec. 2020 Hollow-core fiber is the latest in a series of advances that fast traders have used to try to outrace their competition. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2020 In the second, Africentric playing in a full court frenzy just as the Wildcats have all year, was able to outrace their opponent for a nine-point halftime lead. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, 24 Mar. 2018

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1657, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2021

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“Outrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrace. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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