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.

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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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