from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To surpass in speed or performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To travel faster than another in a competitive event

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To race or move faster than; outstrip.


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  • Young helped Rob Bironas get in position for his fourth field goal by tossing a short pass to fullback Ahmard Hall and watching him outrace defenders as if he was an Olympic sprinter for a 54-yard gain.

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