Definition of "outstrip" [out•strip]

  • To leave behind; outrun. (verb-transitive)
  • To exceed or surpass: "Material development outstripped human development” ( Edith Hamilton). See Synonyms at excel. (verb-transitive)
  • To surpass in a sphere of activity, competition, etc (verb)

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  • To be or grow greater than (verb)
  • To go faster than and leave behind (verb)

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Use "outstrip" in a sentence
  • "In other words, I suggest that accomplishment may again outstrip expectations."
  • "Divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt said Mrs Rooney's income may in the long-term outstrip that of her husband, who earns an estimated £7 million a year from"
  • "Divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt said Mrs Rooney's income may in the long-term outstrip that of her husband, who earns an estimated £7 million a year from Manchester United and his sponsors."