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outstrip

[out-strip] /ˌaʊtˈstrɪp/
verb (used with object), outstripped, outstripping.
1.
to outdo; surpass; excel.
2.
to outdo or pass in running or swift travel:
A car can outstrip the local train.
3.
to get ahead of or leave behind in a race or in any course of competition.
4.
to exceed:
a demand that outstrips the supply.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; out- + strip1
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British Dictionary definitions for outstrip

outstrip

/ˌaʊtˈstrɪp/
verb (transitive) -strips, -stripping, -stripped
1.
to surpass in a sphere of activity, competition, etc
2.
to be or grow greater than
3.
to go faster than and leave behind
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Word Origin and History for outstrip
v.

1570s, "to pass in running," from out + Middle English strip "move quickly," of unknown origin. Figurative sense of "to excel or surpass in anything" is from 1590s. Related: Outstripped; outstripping.

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