Every man did his best, and the tough oars bent like hoops as each boat's crew strove to outstrip the others.
If we be not careful he will outstrip us, and we will be void of our quarry.
I wouldn't wonder if Hartford, with its swarm of boys, could outstrip us.
Men and women of greater gifts might outstrip him in intellectual growth.
One who makes a good breakfast can outstrip sixty runners in a race (who have not).
Bingley and Jane, however, soon allowed the others to outstrip them.
We are running a race with Time; we outstrip the sun, with the round world for the race-course.
At once the Brazilian set to work to outstrip this first achievement.
If we are not careful these "savages" will outstrip the "civilised."
Verdeil, who preceded us in the carinho, seemed to outstrip the winds.
1570s, "to pass in running," from out + Middle English strip "move quickly," of unknown origin. Figurative sense of "to excel or surpass in anything" is from 1590s. Related: Outstripped; outstripping.