out·​sprint ˌau̇t-ˈsprint How to pronounce outsprint (audio)
outsprinted; outsprinting; outsprints

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in sprinting : to sprint faster than
As a freshman against Alabama, he outsprinted several Crimson Tide defensive backs to the end zone …Phil Taylor

Examples of outsprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the 100-yard dash to take the gold medal as the fastest man alive, crossing the finish line at 9.80 seconds to outsprint Fred Kerley of the United States, who earned silver while Andre DeGrasse of Canada took third. Staff and Wire Reports, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug. 2021 At the track, the 185-pound lighter Clubman outsprinted the Countryman. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 26 Feb. 2020 Memorial outsprinted the Bobcats 77-66, led by Ethan Taylor’s 36 points, in a rematch of Cy-Fair’s only previous district loss, then defeated the rival Spartans 47-39. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2020 George Ranch advanced in the Class 6A Division II bracket, outsprinting Clear Falls 49-37 for its first 6A playoff victory. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2019 Cherono, from Kenya, outsprinted his two main competitors for a Chicago Marathon victory in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, 13 Oct. 2019 Had Joyce not been able to outsprint those three runners, including Lowell’s Nathan Petterson (17:45.58), Marshfield would have placed second. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Sep. 2019 Travis avenged a 2018 loss to non-district neighbor Foster, outsprinting the Falcons 49-35. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, 9 Sep. 2019 While Bernal, Thomas and Team INEOS were focused on finishing the win, Caleb Ewan of Australia outsprinted all the other cyclists, winning the final stage in 3:08:08. Cindy Boren, Washington Post, 28 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outsprint was in 1938

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“Outsprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsprint. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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