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outpace

[out-peys] /ˌaʊtˈpeɪs/
verb (used with object), outpaced, outpacing.
1.
to surpass or exceed, as in speed, development, or performance:
a company that has consistently outpaced the competition in sales.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; out- + pace1
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  • As those countries' populations grew, their own demands would outpace any increase in production.
  • Physical events, as has often been observed, tend to outpace our ability to describe them.
  • The lesson which consumers-and also many over-sanguine economists-have to learn is that spending cannot outpace income for ever.
  • In other words, the gaijin will continue to outpace their domestic rivals.
British Dictionary definitions for outpace

outpace

/aʊtˈpeɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to run or move faster than (someone or something else)
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