outrun

verb out·run \ ˌau̇t-ˈrən \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of outrun

outran play \ˌau̇t-ˈran\; outrun; outrunning
transitive verb
1 : to run faster than
2 : exceed, surpass
  • his ambitions outrun his abilities

Examples of outrun in a Sentence

  1. The rabbit had no chance of outrunning the dogs.

  2. His motorcycle could outrun any car on the road.

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First Known Use of outrun

1526


OUTRUN Defined for English Language Learners

outrun

verb

Definition of outrun for English Language Learners

  • : to run or move faster than (someone or something)

  • : to be or become more or greater than (something)


OUTRUN Defined for Kids

outrun

verb out·run \ au̇t-ˈrən \

Definition of outrun for Students

outran \-ˈran\; outrun; outrunning
: to run or move faster than


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