outswim

verb out·swim \ ˌau̇t-ˈswim \

Definition of outswim

outswam play \ˌau̇t-ˈswam\; outswum play \ˌau̇t-ˈswəm\; outswimming
transitive verb
:to outdo or surpass in swimming :to swim faster, farther, or better than
  • Polar 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

First Known Use of outswim

1863


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