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[out-peys] /ˌaʊtˈpeɪs/
verb (used with object), outpaced, outpacing.
to surpass or exceed, as in speed, development, or performance:
a company that has consistently outpaced the competition in sales.
Origin of outpace
1565-75; out- + pace1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He did not gain on me, it is true; but neither did I outpace him.

  • Faster and faster rushed the car in futile attempt to outpace the whispered treason.

  • This was the situation when we set out for Nancy, our big car running slowly, in order not to outpace the rickety Red Cross cab.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Each side endeavoured to outpace the other, with the object of surrounding the enemy's marching wing.

  • Rawson-Clew walked on ahead of the pair; he had to outpace them, since he was bound the same way, and could not walk with them.

    The Good Comrade Una L. Silberrad
British Dictionary definitions for outpace


verb (transitive)
to run or move faster than (someone or something else)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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