transitive verb Date: 1611 1. to surpass in speed 2. outdo

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  • outpace — UK US /ˌaʊtˈpeɪs/ verb [T] ► to grow or develop more quickly than something else: »Growth in the services and information industries continues to outpace overall economic recovery. outpace demand/supply/inflation »State forecasts show that demand …   Financial and business terms

  • Outpace — Out*pace , v. t. [Cf. {Outpass}.] 1. To outgo; to move faster than; to leave behind. Lamb. [1913 Webster] 2. To exceed in development or performance; to outdo. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outpace — ► VERB ▪ go faster than …   English terms dictionary

  • outpace — [out΄pās′] vt. outpaced, outpacing to surpass; exceed …   English World dictionary

  • outpace — [[t]a͟ʊtpe͟ɪs[/t]] outpaces, outpacing, outpaced VERB To outpace someone or something means to perform a particular action faster or better than they can. [V n] These hovercraft can easily outpace most boats... [V n] The Japanese economy will… …   English dictionary

  • outpace — UK [ˌaʊtˈpeɪs] / US [aʊtˈpeɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms outpace : present tense I/you/we/they outpace he/she/it outpaces present participle outpacing past tense outpaced past participle outpaced 1) to make more progress, increase more quickly …   English dictionary

  • outpace — verb Outpace is used with these nouns as the object: ↑inflation …   Collocations dictionary

  • outpace — /owt pays /, v.t., outpaced, outpacing. to surpass or exceed, as in speed, development, or performance: a company that has consistently outpaced the competition in sales. [1565 75; OUT + PACE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • outpace — verb To go faster than someone else; to exceed the pace of. The youngster outpaced his grandfather and ran on ahead …   Wiktionary

  • outpace — out|pace [autˈpeıs] v [T] to go faster, do better, or develop more quickly than someone or something else ▪ Job openings were outpacing the supply of qualified workers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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