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.
Origin and Etymology of outstrip
out- + obsolete strip to move fast
First Known Use: 1580
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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