outdistance

[ out-dis-tuh ns ]
/ ˌaʊtˈdɪs təns /

verb (used with object), out·dis·tanced, out·dis·tanc·ing.

to leave behind, as in running; outstrip: The winning horse outdistanced the second-place winner by five lengths.

Nearby words

  1. outcurve,
  2. outdare,
  3. outdate,
  4. outdated,
  5. outdid,
  6. outdo,
  7. outdoor,
  8. outdoor relief,
  9. outdoors,
  10. outdoorsman

Origin of outdistance

First recorded in 1855–60; out- + distance

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British Dictionary definitions for outdistance

outdistance

/ (ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns) /

verb

(tr) to leave far behind
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