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

Definition of outsprint

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 At the track, the 185-pound lighter Clubman outsprinted the Countryman. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Big Mini Question: Countryman or Clubman?," 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, "St. Thomas, St. Agnes, St. Thomas Episcopal take regional swimming wins to state," 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, "Fulshear sweeps into first state volleyball tournament," 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, "Lawrence Cherono uses a late kick to sprint his way to a Chicago Marathon victory," 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, "WRENTHAM — With temperatures hovering in the high 70s all day, the sun shone bright on the entire Marshfield cross-country program at Saturday’s annual MSTCA Frank Kelley Invitational meet.," 29 Sep. 2019 Travis avenged a 2018 loss to non-district neighbor Foster, outsprinting the Falcons 49-35. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend ISD boasts five unbeaten football teams after Week 2," 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, "Egan Bernal wins Tour de France as his native Colombia celebrates," 28 July 2019 Friday’s result: Ippodamia’s Girl (6-1) was outsprinted for the lead, stalked three-wide, then faded badly to finish last. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Too darn hot (nationally)," 20 July 2019

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Outsprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsprint. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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