Definitions

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  • v. To surpass in marching; to march further or faster than.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To surpass in marching; to march faster than, or so as to leave behind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To march faster than; march so as to leave behind.
  • n. The outward march; the starting forth of a military expedition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. march longer distances and for a longer time than

Etymologies

out- +‎ march (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He could outswear the Sergeants, outmarch the Rifles and outfight any man in green or scarlet.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • The attack on the village was supposed to do no more than pin down the British rearguard while the French left, safe in the knowledge that their foes had already marched, were now eagerly trying to outmarch them.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • But so long as the army could outmarch the Union infantry, Sheridan could not do great mischief.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • Washington had yet to discover how readily even experienced soldiers may be tempted to let their imagination outmarch their armies and their ambition disdain the limitations of their resources.

    Washington

  • Shall we try to outmarch him and approach Washington from the north and west, as we did last year?

    The Guns Of The South

  • Rogers said: "Boys, we are out to punish some Indians, and the only course for us is to outmarch the enemy, do our work, and get out of the way."

    Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59

  • Therefore, when he found near the village of Maupertuis a position in which a small force might have a chance to hold its own, he gave up the attempt to outmarch his pursuers, and he turned at bay, like a hunted boar, all tusks and eyes of flame.

    Sir Nigel

  • One was to outmarch the converging Federals, gain interior lines along the Valley, and defeat them there in detail.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • It was promising to give me a ruder schooling than my regiment could offer me -- this travelling with men who could outrun and outmarch the vast majority of white men.

    The Hidden Children

  • Berlin, while he was at the centre; and, operating on interior and therefore shorter lines, he could outmarch and outmanoeuvre them.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

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