Definition of outdistance in US English:



[with object]
  • Leave (a competitor or pursuer) far behind.

    ‘she could maintain a fast enough pace to outdistance any pursuers’
    • ‘He appeared to be moving no faster than before with no more effort but, still, they needed to move at a fairly brisk pace to not be outdistanced by him.’
    • ‘From there, the race is on, as you have to catch up to and outdistance your rival.’
    • ‘It documents, for example, how the super-rich are outdistancing everyone else.’
    • ‘The difficulty is to be settled not by trying to write poetry that the Philistines can understand but by outdistancing them in the very race they have set.’
    • ‘Despite its waxings and wanings under the impact of barbarian outsurges and imperial rises and falls, it created a kind of economic international system that far outdistanced any political one.’
    • ‘With pizza outdistancing hamburgers and frankfurters in the race for the consumer dollar, pizza production is soaring.’
    • ‘Once one standard emerges as a clear favorite among users, it will quickly outdistance its rivals.’
    • ‘Sally took his advice, sprinting past him down the corridor, easily outdistancing him.’
    • ‘She started her takeoff run, easily outdistancing her pursuers.’
    • ‘He didn't even notice Peter and the others fall into line behind him, even as he outdistanced them.’
    • ‘The leading authors cited 14 of his articles, outdistancing all other authors.’
    • ‘He had prided himself on being a strong swimmer, even for an elf, but this girl was easily outdistancing him.’
    • ‘Benchmarking your business against industry peers, however, will help you to understand your own competitive position in the marketplace and will help you to design strategies to outdistance your competitors.’
    • ‘First, the growth of data transmission is far outdistancing the growth of international voice traffic.’
    • ‘By various means she comes up with the cash, and begins training, quickly outdistancing her brother, who would rather be an artist anyway.’
    • ‘Polls show that he is outdistancing both Democratic primary contenders.’
    • ‘Some are accomplished leapers and bounders, avoiding predation by outdistancing the predator.’
    • ‘He had just outdistanced his surprisingly fast pursuers when he passed under a pedestrian overpass.’
    • ‘He liked the idea; he could relate to how these women always felt, trying to outdistance the bill collector, never having roots.’
    • ‘Our one chance is to run like the lightning and hope we survive long enough to outdistance the storm.’
    outrun, outstrip, run faster than, outpace, leave behind, get ahead of, get further ahead of, gain on, draw away from, overtake, pass, shake off, throw off, lose, put distance between oneself and someone else, widen the gap between oneself and someone else
    surpass, outshine, do better than, outclass, outdo, excel, exceed, transcend, top, cap, trump, beat, better, leave behind, lead
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