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
More than at any time since 1970, wage gains in the two years through June 2016 outstripped the gains predicted by inflation and productivity in our simple model.
As the competition’s website states: Today’s computers significantly outstrip the capabilities of computers aboard Apollo-era rockets that took man to the moon.
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Origin and Etymology of outstrip
out- + obsolete strip to move fast
First Known Use: 1567
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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