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outstrip

Verb

1 be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class" [syn: surpass, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform]
2 go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" [syn: outdistance, distance] [also: outstripping, outstripped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. To outrun or leave behind.
    We quickly outstripped the amateur runners.
  2. To exceed, excel or surpass.
    This year's production has already outstripped last year's.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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