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outride

[ verb out-rahyd; noun out-rahyd ]

verb (used with object)

, out·rode, out·rid·den, out·rid·ing.
  1. to outdo or outstrip in riding.
  2. (of a ship) to come safely through (a storm) by lying to.


verb (used without object)

, out·rode, out·rid·den, out·rid·ing.
  1. to act as an outrider.

noun

  1. Prosody. an unaccented syllable or syllables added to a metrical foot, especially in sprung rhythm.

outride

verb

  1. to outdo by riding faster, farther, or better than
  2. (of a vessel) to ride out (a storm)


noun

  1. rare.
    prosody an extra unstressed syllable within a metrical foot

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Word History and Origins

Origin of outride1

First recorded in 1520–30; out- + ride

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Example Sentences

She was very careful not to try to outride the foreman, or to perform any of her marvels of horsemanship.

Swampers lived on house-boats for the most part, and the boats will outride all but unusual floods.

When in the wilderness, he could outride or outwalk his guides, and could press on when hunger made his companions flag wearily.

Knowing little about riding, the former bully of Hampton Academy had boastfully declared he would outride any of the raiders.

She knew that no one could outride Zoroaster, and that there was nothing to be done but to await the issue.

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