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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jason Mackey rushed for 99 yards and two TDs, while Jake Elly scored once with 119 yards on four receptions to help the Beavers outrace the Pirates. Matt Goul, cleveland, 22 Aug. 2022 Fifty miles south, in Astoria, commercial fishing trawlers try to outrace the tsunami by heading up the Columbia River. Bruce Barcott, Outside Online, 25 Aug. 2011 Some people try to deny that the window is closing, thinking Curry might be the one guy who can outrace Father Time. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 2 Dec. 2022.

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