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

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Travis Konecny boosted it to 3-0 early in the third by outsprinting Chad Ruhwedel and lifting the puck over Murray. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Shayne Gostisbehere guaranteed it - Brian Elliott would prove himself | Sam Donnellon," 13 Apr. 2018 Senior forward Zach Till gave Strake a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, outsprinting two North Shore defenders on a fastbreak. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Strake Jesuit upends North Shore, advances to regional final," 13 Apr. 2018 Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins won the women’s team sprint freestyle race at the Pyeongchang Games, outsprinting more heralded teams from Sweden and Norway to become the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing. Talya Minsberg, New York Times, "U.S. Ends Cross-Country Drought With Gold Medal," 21 Feb. 2018

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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