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Definition of outrun verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    outrun

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outrun
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    he / she / it outruns
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈrʌnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈrʌnz//
     
    past simple outran
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈræn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈræn//
     
    past participle outrun
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈrʌn//
     
    -ing form outrunning
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈrʌnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈrʌnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1outrun somebody/something to run faster or further than somebody/something He couldn't outrun his pursuers.
  2. 2outrun something to develop faster than something synonym outstrip Demand for the new model is outrunning supply. The population is outrunning the local resources.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outrun