- 1outstrip something to become larger, more important, etc. than somebody/something Demand is outstripping supply.
- 2outstrip something to be faster, better or more successful than somebody you are competing against synonym surpass Their latest computer outstrips all its rivals.
- 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
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