from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To run faster than.
- transitive v. To escape from: outrun one's creditors.
- transitive v. To go beyond; exceed: "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence” ( Joseph Wood Krutch).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To run faster than the others.
- v. To exceed or overextend.
- n. The sheepdog's initial run towards the sheep, done in a curving motion so as not to startle them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To exceed, or leave behind, in running; to run faster than; to outstrip; to go beyond.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run past or beyond; run further or more swiftly than; overcome in running or racing; leave behind, as by superior speed; hence, to surpass in competition; outrival; get the better of.
- To run so as to escape; escape by or as by running; hence, to elude.
- To pass beyond the bounds of; exceed: as, to allow zeal to outrun discretion.
- To run out.
- n. An outlying pasture or run for cattle or sheep.
- n. The result of a calculation; amount or outcome of an estimate.
- n. That which runs out; outpour.
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- v. run faster than
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