: to outdo or surpass in swimming: to swim faster, farther, or better thanPolar bears use sea ice as a platform from which to hunt seals, which are the bearsʼ main source of food but can outswim them in open water.— Rowena Lindsay
Examples of outswim in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebExperts also say to never attempt to outswim a rip current and instead recommend swimming parallel to shore to escape the current.
Brittany Trang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2021 Today’s species can outswim the fastest Olympians, change color at will, escape through the tiniest of holes.
Colin Dickey, New Republic, 21 Sep. 2017
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