outstrip (outstrips, present participle outstripping; past and past participle outstripped)
- (transitive) To outrun or leave behind.
- We quickly outstripped the amateur runners.
- (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.:
- (to outrun or leave behind) overgo, overhaul, overtake
- (to exceed, excel or surpass) overstep, transgress, transcend; see also Thesaurus:transcend