Outstrip Out*strip", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outstripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Outstripping}.] 1. To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behind. [1913 Webster]

Appetites which . . . had outstripped the hours. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

He still outstript me in the race. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To exceed in development or performance; to surpass in any competition; to outdo; to outpace[2]. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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