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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformverb

    be or do something to a greater degree

    "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

  2. outdistance, outstrip, distanceverb

    go far ahead of

    "He outdistanced the other runners"


  1. Outstripverb

    To exceed in development or performance; to surpass in any competition; to outdo; to outpace.


  1. outstripverb

    To outrun or leave behind.

    We quickly outstripped the amateur runners.

  2. outstripverb

    To exceed, excel or surpass.

    This year's production has already outstripped last year's.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Outstripverb

    To outgo; to leave behind.

    Etymology: This word Stephen Skinner derives from out and spritzen, to spout, German. I know not whether it might not have been originally out-trip, the s being afterward inserted.

    If thou wilt out-strip death, go cross the seas,
    And live with Richmond from the reach of hell. William Shakespeare.

    Do not smile at me, that I boast her off;
    For thou shalt find, she will out-strip all praise,
    And make it halt behind her. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Thou both their graces in thyself hast more
    Out-stript, than they did all that went before. Ben Jonson.

    My soul, more earnestly releas’d,
    Will out-strip hers; as bullets flown before
    A latter bullet may o’ertake, the powder being more. John Donne.

    A fox may be out-witted, and a hare out-stript. Roger L'Estrange.

    He got the start of them in point of obedience, and thereby out-stript them at length in point of knowledge. South.

    With such array Harpalice bestrode
    Her Thracian courser, and out-strip’d the rapid flood. Dryd.


  1. Outstrip

    Outstrip (foaled 27 January 2011) is a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was one of the leading two-year-old in Britain in 2013 when he won the Champagne Stakes and was placed in both the Vintage Stakes and the Dewhurst Stakes. In November he was sent to the United States where he won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.


  1. outstrip

    Outstrip refers to surpassing, exceeding, or going beyond something in performance, quality, or degree. It often implies a significant margin or degree of superiority.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outstrip

    owt-strip′, v.t. to outrun: to leave behind: to escape beyond one's reach.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outstrip in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outstrip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outstrip in a Sentence

  1. Kathryn Masterson:

    The persistence of this drought has begun to outstrip the tools utilities typically use to manage the state's hydrological cycles.

  2. Chief Executive Ryan Popple:

    We’re starting to outstrip the market requirement in terms of what city buses actually do.

  3. Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks:

    In the context of a pandemic, we expect demand to far outstrip supply and the lower the dose the more people we expect to be able to protect.

  4. Stewart B. Johnson:

    Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.

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  • overvleugelen, overtreffenDutch
  • опередить, опережатьRussian

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. ventricle
    • B. instigation
    • C. congius
    • D. exponent

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