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1‘speeding at 90 mph, he outstripped police cars for an hour’
go faster than, outrun, outdistance, 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
informal leave standing, walk away from
2‘demand far outstrips supply’
surpass, exceed, be more than, go beyond, better, beat, top, overshadow, eclipse, put to shame
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