Definition of outstrip in English:


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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈstrɪp

verb (outstrips, outstripping, outstripped)

[with object]
1Move faster than and overtake (someone else): during the morning warm-up, he once again outstripped the field
More example sentences
  • Even 10 years ago girls were outstripping boys when it came to winning a university place.
  • But as we know, the pupil has now far outstripped the master.
  • Other countries have outstripped us, but why have we suddenly become so bad?
go faster than, outrun, outdistance, 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
informal leave standing, walk away from
1.1Exceed: supply far outstripped demand
More example sentences
  • Mr Robinson said: ‘The demand for methadone greatly outstrips supply.’
  • We won't finance a boat unless it has a mooring, and demand for moorings far outstrips supply.
  • But the demand far outstrips their ability to supply housing.

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