Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To outrun, especially in a long-distance race.
  • transitive verb To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In horse-racing, to distance.
  • Hence To excel or leave far behind in any competition or career.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To run further or faster than another, or to finish a race with a large margin.

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

  • verb go far ahead of

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Examples

  • Fortunately, they were finally able to sufficiently outdistance their pursuers.

    Would You Risk Almost-Certain Death for Your Dog?

  • Fortunately, they were finally able to sufficiently outdistance their pursuers.

    Would You Risk Almost-Certain Death for Your Dog?

  • Finally, we'll not dwell either on the fact that no other book by Metalious will ever again be read by anyone, while the body of work by both Faulkner and Calvino (especially Faulkner) surely reaches greatly more readers than Peyton Place, and in the true long term will only outdistance Metalious by even greater numbers.

    Writing and Publishing

  • Desperately, Helberg skied downhill as fast as he could, using every trick he knew to outdistance his implacable adversary.

    Shadow Knights

  • Increasingly sophisticated statistics suggest that some “stars” have reputations that way outdistance their true value to their teams.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • The story promotes an underdog mentality within Fox that it is not a respected part of the mainstream media, even as the network's ratings far outdistance its rivals.

    Megyn Kelly Steps More Into Fox News Spotlight

  • China — as we can see with increasing clarity — is destined to become the world's largest economy and is likely in time to far outdistance the U.S.

    No Chance Against China

  • Increasingly sophisticated statistics suggest that some “stars” have reputations that way outdistance their true value to their teams.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Increasingly sophisticated statistics suggest that some “stars” have reputations that way outdistance their true value to their teams.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Desperately, Helberg skied downhill as fast as he could, using every trick he knew to outdistance his implacable adversary.

    Shadow Knights

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