outstrip (outstrips, present participle outstripping; past and past participle outstripped)

  1. (transitive) To outrun or leave behind.
    We quickly outstripped the amateur runners.
  2. (transitive) To exceed, excel or surpass.
    This year's production has already outstripped last year's.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i], page 14 ↗, column Pro.}} […] O Ferdinand, / Doe not ſmile at me, that I boaſt her of, / For thou ſhalt finde ſhe will out-ſtrip all praiſe / And make it halt, behinde her.:
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