verb (used with object), out·stripped, out·strip·ping.
Examples from the Web for outstrip
That's how the world is, ma'am, and we cannot outstrip the world.Abraham Lincoln|John Drinkwater
But it bade fair to outstrip them; it flew on and on, as a mass of interblending bubbles borne down a rapid stream from the hills.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
Soon, however, Sibijaan began to outstrip all of us in the excellency of his models.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
The iron districts were to outstrip California, and our shipping to multiply indefinitely.
One race will outstrip another because of its advantage in soil, climate, or geographical position.The Story of Evolution|Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for outstrip
verb -strips, -stripping or -stripped (tr)
Word Origin and History for outstrip
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.