Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To run or travel faster than

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To outrun or outwalk; hence, of a vessel, to outsail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To outrun; go faster than. [Colloq.]
  • To outrun; go faster than.
  • Nautical, to outsail: as, ‘the schooner outfooted her rival.’

Etymologies

out- +‎ foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And Hall, usually so merry, could outfoot them all when he once got started on the cosmic pathos of religion and the gibbering anthropomorphisms of those who loved not to die.

    CHAPTER IX

  • Unable to hang on as close in the eye of the wind as formerly, he proceeded to slack his sheet a trifle and to ease off a bit, in order to outfoot me.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • When age settled upon the rabbit it became slow and heavy, and could no longer outfoot its enemies.

    THE LAW OF LIFE

  • However, he felt confident of his ability to outfoot them at will; but that was not his purpose.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Running across the grass, with flying draperies, two nuns, laughing as they ran, each striving to outfoot the other, were hastening to their rescue.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • "In the first place, Jesse James owns a horse named Siroc which is unequaled in speed and intelligence by any horse in the world that I know of, and he can easily outfoot the fleetest animal that ever chased him."

    Jack Wright and His Electric Stage; or, Leagued Against the James Boys

  • The smoke from the steamer was now on the south end of the island, moving along toward the east with a speed which showed Ned that it would be impossible to outfoot the larger craft.

    Boy Scouts in the Philippines Or, The Key to the Treaty Box

  • The fox is so badly frightened that he may endeavor in the beginning to outfoot the dogs, but in the end he will return to his range, and then I hope to show you what a cunning old customer he is.

    The Literary World Seventh Reader

  • The longest heads in the school made themselves into a sort of an unofficial sidestepping committee; and we decided that if the Faculty succeeded in massacring our football team they would have to outpoint, outfoot, outflank and outscheme the whole school.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • "Remembering, always, that you, too, in time, may grow into the remarkable, mature woman, who can outfoot a man like Evan in a foot-race of love for possession."

    The Little Lady of the Big House

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