Share this entry

Share this page

outdistance

Line breaks: out|dis¦tance
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈdɪst(ə)ns
 
/

Definition of outdistance in English:

verb

[with object]
Leave (a competitor or pursuer) far behind: she could maintain a fast enough pace to outdistance any pursuers
More example sentences
  • She started her takeoff run, easily outdistancing her pursuers.
  • Benchmarking your business against industry peers, however, will help you to understand your own competitive position in the marketplace and will help you to design strategies to outdistance your competitors.
  • He had just outdistanced his surprisingly fast pursuers when he passed under a pedestrian overpass.
Synonyms
outrun, outstrip, run faster than, outpace, leave behind, get (further) ahead of, gain on, draw away from, overtake, pass, shake off, throw off, lose, put distance between oneself and someone else, widen the gap between oneself and someone else
surpass, outshine, do better than, outclass, outdo, excel, exceed, transcend, top, cap, trump, beat, better, leave behind, lead
informal leave standing, walk away from
archaic outrival, outvie

Definition of outdistance in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing