Definition of outstrip
1 : to go faster or farther than
2 : to get ahead of has civilization outstripped the ability of its users to use it? — Margaret Mead
Examples of outstrip in a Sentence
The new hotel outstrips all other hotels in the area in size and luxury.
The fullback outstripped the defenders and scored a touchdown.
Recent Examples of outstrip from the Web
For more than a decade, Republicans in Wisconsin have warned that the state's long-term plans for roads outstrip what the state is expected to take in through gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.
While his delivery was every bit as stentorian as promised, the quality of Rees-Mogg’s rhetoric and sly humor far outstripped that of the others on his own side as well as his opponents.
By 2026, opinion polls showed that faith in Europe outstripped scepticism in almost every one of the 27 EU countries.
It was suggested that the value of those shoes on eBay today would outstrip Oakley’s NBA pension—at which point Oakley attempted to change the subject.
As usual Florida — the third-largest state by population — outstripped other southern states in the Atlanta Fed district, which includes Alabama, Georgia, and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
And more problematic is that the deficit-reduction numbers, which far outstrip the House version, are most appealing to a group of senators who are, broadly speaking, already on board with the measure.
During that console's brief manufacturing run, consumer demand outstripped Nintendo's ability to ship more NES consoles.
With demand outstripping supply, house prices remain elevated.
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Origin and Etymology of outstrip
out- + obsolete strip to move fast
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of outstrip
OUTSTRIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outstrip for English Language Learners
: to be or become better, greater, or larger than (someone or something)
: to do better than (someone or something)
: to go faster than (someone or something)
OUTSTRIP Defined for Kids
Definition of outstrip for Students
1 : to go faster or farther than She outstripped the other runners.
2 : to do better than We outstripped all rivals.
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