outrun

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verb out·run \ˌau̇t-ˈrən\

Definition of outrun

outran

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outrun

outrunning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to run faster than

  3. 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.

1526

First Known Use of outrun

1526


OUTRUN Defined for English Language Learners

outrun

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verb out·run \ˌau̇t-ˈrən\

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

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verb out·run \au̇t-ˈrən\

Definition of outrun for Students

outran

\-ˈran\

outrun

outrunning

  1. :  to run or move faster than


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