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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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  • They've evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles that are some of their main predators.
  • The intensity of the craving remodels those pleasure circuits, causing desire to outpace pleasure.
  • But if sea level rises too quickly, it can outpace the processes by which a wetland's elevation rises.
  • We can and will advance further but population growth is now poised to outpace technological advances.
  • At the other extreme, researchers found that increases in social activity and production outpace population growth.
  • There is plenty of genetic evidence to support that mutations and novelty outpace the pruning of natural selection.
  • 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


verb (transitive)
to run or move faster than (someone or something else)
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