One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Ride better, faster, or further than.
- ‘It's just that we can't outride anyone without the horses.’
- ‘Surely they would have seen it and been able to outride it.’
- ‘Adam also didn't mind sharing the horse-breaking chore one bit and openly encouraged, coerced and cajoled his younger brother into attempting to outride him.’
- ‘My suggestion - ride cross country in autumn, or outride the skeeters.’
- ‘Courtly manners or no, I will still outride you!’
2archaic (of a ship) come safely through (a storm).
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