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

  • transitive v. To leave behind; outrun.
  • transitive v. To exceed or surpass: "Material development outstripped human development” ( Edith Hamilton). See Synonyms at excel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To outrun or leave behind.
  • v. To exceed, excel or surpass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behind.
  • transitive v. To exceed in development or performance; to surpass in any competition; to outdo; to outpace{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To outrun; advance or go beyond; exceed.
  • To flee beyond the reach of; escape.

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

  • v. be or do something to a greater degree
  • v. go far ahead of


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