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

     

    outstrip

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outstrip
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪp//
     
    he / she / it outstrips
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪps//
     
    past simple outstripped
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpt//
     
    past participle outstripped
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpt//
     
    -ing form outstripping
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈstrɪpɪŋ//
     
    Athletics
     
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  1. 1outstrip something to become larger, more important, etc. than somebody/something Demand is outstripping supply.
  2. 2outstrip something to be faster, better or more successful than somebody you are competing against synonym surpass Their latest computer outstrips all its rivals.
  3. 3outstrip somebody to run faster than somebody in a race so that you pass them She soon outstripped the slower runners. See related entries: Athletics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outstrip