Definition of outrace in US English:



[with object]
  • Exceed in speed, amount, or extent.

    ‘demand for trained clergy is outracing the supply’
    • ‘Right before the collision I just mentioned, two cars outrace an oncoming train.’
    • ‘So we made some good adjustments in the pits and we outraced him at the end.’
    • ‘The truth is, the cost of college has been outracing inflation for decades.’
    • ‘If the body gets too far ahead of the club or the club outraces the body on the downswing, power and consistency will be lost.’
    • ‘Riding in each others’ slipstreams is crucial to race tactics: a lone rider has little chance of outracing a small group of riders who can take turns in the strenuous position at the front of the group.’
    • ‘With events outracing the 24-hour news cycle, we all need advance guidance about what to think if Scenario X or Scenario Y unfolds.’
    • ‘Sometimes they're too fast, and my lower body outraces my upper body.’
    • ‘When lipolysis outraces lipogenesis and releases fatty acids into the blood, they diffuse into all cells of the body to be used as fuel.’
    • ‘If so, the likely cause is that your body outraces the clubhead.’
    • ‘I often give this drill to better golfers, especially young players, whose lower-body action tends to be too aggressive in outracing the arms.’
    • ‘A broken skein of clouds, outracing the birds underneath, abruptly halts, spins and dissolves into a moist nimbus.’
    • ‘The market is outracing everybody's ability to cut costs.’
    • ‘With a heavy fuel load in national parks and winds gusting at 100 kilometres an hour, as soon as the fires were able to outrace the fire trucks there was going to be significant loss of property.’
    • ‘By the end, players will find themselves skirting around gaping chasms and outracing avalanches while being battered senseless by Mother Nature's best.’
    • ‘Up to this point, I have outraced people, not outrun them.’
    • ‘She moved so quickly that he couldn't tell if she had begun before her adversaries or outraced them the moment one of them started to act.’
    • ‘The upper body outraces the lower body, and the result is a yank to the left.’
    • ‘Once I even found myself outracing my fellow recruits, a novel and truly welcome situation.’
    • ‘It put together a wonderful course of 22 scenic miles across the countryside, and put up 1,000 pounds for the man who could outrace the town's horses to the finish line.’
    • ‘In 1946, a pilot flying north of Hawaii reported a dark band on the ocean surface that outraced his aircraft.’