outrace

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

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Examples of outrace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "After historic Deer Park win, Gentry: 'This is the most relentless team I've ever coached'," 24 Mar. 2018 Cole Oliphant, Dean Rathgeb and Bobo completed a 1:24.14 to outrace district rival Klein. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Stratford's Bobo, Stephenson win state titles," 18 Feb. 2018 Stay to the end to see Tomball Memorial quarterback Dru Baker outrace Magnolia in Friday night's 48-39 slugfest. Houston Chronicle Sports, Houston Chronicle, "Texan Live's top 10 high school football plays of the week," 31 Oct. 2017 Their rapid-fire sentences overlap and outrace each other — Brydon and Coogan are like twin squirrels trying to climb a ladder at the same time. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Trip to Spain," 11 Aug. 2017 BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. Noah Trister, The Denver Post, "Kyle Larson outlasts Chase Elliott for 2nd NASCAR Cup Series win this season," 18 June 2017 Morris uses more natural speed to outrace opponents to balls and has certainly enjoyed plenty of chances this season — though without finishing the vast majority of them. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders look to regroup and revamp after dismal weather game in New York," 19 June 2017 Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. Noah Trister, courant.com, "Larson Outlasts Elliott At Michigan, Again," 18 June 2017

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First Known Use of outrace

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Outrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrace. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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