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Definition of outstrip verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outstrip
    he / she / it outstrips
    past simple outstripped
    -ing form outstripping
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  1. 1outstrip something to become larger, more important, etc. than someone or something Demand is outstripping supply.
  2. 2outstrip something to be faster, better, or more successful than someone you are competing against synonym surpass Their latest computer outstrips all its rivals.
  3. 3outstrip somebody to run faster than someone in a race so that you pass them She soon outstripped the slower runners.
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