verb (used with object), out·flew, out·flown, out·fly·ing.

to surpass in flying, especially in speed or distance: to outfly the speed of sound.

verb (used without object), out·flew, out·flown, out·fly·ing.

Literary. to fly out or forth.

Origin of outfly

First recorded in 1585–95; out- + fly1
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Examples from the Web for outfly

Historical Examples of outfly

  • 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

  • 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