from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To outrun, especially in a long-distance race.
- transitive v. To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance: a sales force that outdistanced its competitors in volume sold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To run further or faster than another, or to finish a race with a large margin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In horse-racing, to distance.
- Hence To excel or leave far behind in any competition or career.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go far ahead of
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