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[out-flahy] /ˌaʊtˈflaɪ/
verb (used with object), outflew, outflown, outflying.
to surpass in flying, especially in speed or distance:
to outfly the speed of sound.
verb (used without object), outflew, outflown, outflying.
Literary. to fly out or forth.
Origin of outfly
First recorded in 1585-95; out- + fly1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No German alive, he was assured, could outfly him, or indeed any one of the best Frenchmen.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • Stan watched them as they went into their circle and saw that even in making such a maneuver they could outfly his ship.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • They can outfly us in that one direction, so I shall blow any that attempt it into little pieces.

    The Angel of the Revolution George Griffith
  • It is better to have wings "like birds of tempest-loving kind," and to beat up against the wind, than to outfly it in retreat.

  • We could outfly and beat down those scarlet humming-birds wherever they appeared.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • So confident did he feel in his ability to outfly them all, that he allowed them at least five minutes start.

    Beasts & Men Jean de Bosschre
  • Neither could outfly the other on the flat, now, unless one of the engines went bad.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen

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