Definition of outdistance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈdistəns/


[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.
outrun, outstrip, outpace, leave behind, get (further) ahead of;
overtake, pass
surpass, outshine, outclass, outdo, exceed, transcend, top, cap, beat, better, leave behind
informal leave standing

Words that rhyme with outdistance

assistance, coexistence, consistence, distance, existence, insistence, persistence, resistance, subsistence

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Syllabification: out·dis·tance

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