- to outdo; surpass; excel.
- to outdo or pass in running or swift travel: A car can outstrip the local train.
- to get ahead of or leave behind in a race or in any course of competition.
- to exceed: a demand that outstrips the supply.
Origin of outstrip
Examples from the Web for outstrip
Historical Examples of outstrip
And it was as though he were endeavoring to outstrip the feelings which pursued him.The Twins of Suffering Creek
I believe she will outstrip Miriam before the end of the year.Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School
Jessie Graham Flower
Jeanne did not mean to outstrip them, but she was seized with enthusiasm.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
But rapid as their movements had been, they had failed to outstrip Edward.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)
John Richard Green
It will have a constant tendency however to outstrip their wisdom.This Simian World
- to surpass in a sphere of activity, competition, etc
- to be or grow greater than
- to go faster than and leave behind
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.