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Definition of "outrun" []

  • To run faster than. (verb-transitive)
  • To escape from: outrun one's creditors. (verb-transitive)
  • To go beyond; exceed: "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence” ( Joseph Wood Krutch). (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 "outrun" in a sentence
  • "You just - if you made bad loans, if you could double and triple the volume of loans that you were making, then, you know, you could kind of outrun your, quote, unquote, "mistakes.""
  • "He lived out in de edge of de woods; and when dey knocked on de door he jumped out at a back window in his night clothes wid his pants in his hands an 'outrun' em."
  • "Thats a nice way to represent america.btw. to "outrun" german police is very easy, there are only a handful of porsches or AMGs, most cop cars are just "Opel" or "VW"."