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Definition of "outdistance" []

  • To outrun, especially in a long-distance race. (verb-transitive)
  • To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance: a sales force that outdistanced its competitors in volume sold. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outdistance" in a sentence
  • "Fortunately, they were finally able to sufficiently outdistance their pursuers."
  • "Finally, we'll not dwell either on the fact that no other book by Metalious will ever again be read by anyone, while the body of work by both Faulkner and Calvino (especially Faulkner) surely reaches greatly more readers than Peyton Place, and in the true long term will only outdistance Metalious by even greater numbers."
  • "The story promotes an underdog mentality within Fox that it is not a respected part of the mainstream media, even as the network's ratings far outdistance its rivals."