outstripping

outstrip

[out-strip]
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:
1570–80; out- + strip1

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outstrip (ˌaʊtˈstrɪp)
 
vb , -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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outstrip
1580, "to pass in running," from out + M.E. strip "move quickly," of unknown origin. Fig. sense of "to excel or surpass in anything" is from 1592.
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