outrun definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To run quicker than.
    • To escape from: outrun your creditors.
    • Going past; exceed: "People's ingenuity has actually outrun his intelligence” ( Joseph Wood Krutch).
    • To meet or exceed, or leave at the rear of, in running; to operate faster than; to outstrip; going beyond.
  • verb:
    • To run faster than the others.
    • To surpass or overextend.
    • run faster than
  • noun:
    • The sheepdog's initial run towards the sheep, done in a curving movement in order never to startle all of them.
    • An outlying pasture or run for cattle or sheep.
    • caused by a calculation; quantity or outcome of an estimate.
    • what runs out; outpour.
  • others:
    • to operate last or past; run further or higher swiftly than; overcome in running or racing; keep at the rear of, as by superior speed; therefore, to surpass in competitors; outrival; obtain the better of.
    • to operate in order to escape; escape by or as by working; ergo, to elude.
    • to pass through beyond the bounds of; exceed: as, to allow zeal to outrun discretion.
    • to perform aside.

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