Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • verb transitive To run or travel faster than

Etymologies

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out- +β€Ž foot

Examples

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

    THE LAW OF LIFE

  • 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

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

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

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

    The Conan Chronicles

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

    The Pool Of The Black One

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

    Conan the Adventurer

  • 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

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