outstrip

  • 1 Outstrip — Out*strip , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outstripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Outstripping}.] 1. To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behind. [1913 Webster] Appetites which . . . had outstripped the hours. Southey. [1913 Webster] He still… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 outstrip — /owt strip /, v.t., outstripped, outstripping. 1. to outdo; surpass; excel. 2. to outdo or pass in running or swift travel: A car can outstrip the local train. 3. to get ahead of or leave behind in a race or in any course of competition. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 3 outstrip — index outbalance, overcome (surmount), predominate (outnumber), surpass, transcend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 outstrip — UK US /ˌaʊtˈstrɪp/ verb [T] ( pp ) ► to be more successful than expected: outstrip expectations/forecasts/predictions »Group sales were up 6% to $5.8 billion, outstripping Wall Street expectations of $5.47 billion. ► to grow or develop more… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 outstrip — verb Outstrip is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑demand Outstrip is used with these nouns as the object: ↑demand, ↑supply …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 outstrip — (v.) 1570s, to pass in running, from OUT (Cf. out) + M.E. strip move quickly, of unknown origin. Figurative sense of to excel or surpass in anything is from 1590s. Related: Outstripped; outstripping …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 outstrip — outdo, *exceed, surpass, transcend, excel …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 outstrip — UK [ˌaʊtˈstrɪp] / US [aʊtˈstrɪp] verb [transitive] Word forms outstrip : present tense I/you/we/they outstrip he/she/it outstrips present participle outstripping past tense outstripped past participle outstripped 1) to go faster or do something… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 outstrip — ► VERB (outstripped, outstripping) 1) move faster than and overtake. 2) exceed; surpass …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 outstrip — [out΄strip′] vt. outstripped, outstripping 1. to go at a faster pace than; get ahead of 2. to excel; surpass …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 outstrip — transitive verb Etymology: out + obsolete strip to move fast Date: 1580 1. to go faster or farther than 2. to get ahead of < has civilization outstripped the ability of its users to use it? Margaret Mead > Synonyms: see exceed …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 outstrip — verb a) To outrun or leave behind. We quickly outstripped the amateur runners. b) To exceed, excel or surpass. This years production has already outstripped last years …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 outstrip — Synonyms and related words: be the bellwether, beacon, beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, catch up with, come up to, come up with, distance, eclipse, exceed, excel, gain on, gain upon, get ahead of, get before, go before, guide, have the… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 outstrip — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. outspace, outrun, excel, exceed, outdo, outdistance; eclipse, surpass. See superiority, overrunning. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. surpass, outdo, excel; see exceed . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 outstrip — out|strip [autˈstrıp] v past tense and past participle outstripped present participle outstripping [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: strip to move fast (15 18 centuries)] 1.) to do something better than someone else or be more successful ▪ We… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 outstrip — out|strip [ aut strıp ] verb transitive 1. ) to go faster or do something better than someone else 2. ) to become larger than something else: EXCEED: Demand for organic food was outstripping supply …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 outstrip — see STRIP …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 outstrip — [[t]a͟ʊtstrɪ̱p[/t]] outstrips, outstripping, outstripped VERB If one thing outstrips another, the first thing becomes larger in amount, or more successful or important, than the second thing. [V n] In the mid eighteenth century the production of… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 outstrip — v. defeat a rival in competition; run faster or farther; surpass, excel …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 outstrip — verb (outstrips, outstripping, outstripped) move faster than and overtake. ↘exceed: supply far outstripped demand …

    English new terms dictionary


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