English version

outstrip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutstripout‧strip /aʊtˈstrɪp/ verb (outstripped, outstripping) [transitive]  1 BETTERto do something better than someone else or be more successful We outstripped all our competitors in sales last year.2 MORE THAN A NUMBER OR AMOUNTto be greater in quantity than something else Demand for new aircraft production is outstripping supply.3 FAST/QUICKto run or move faster than someone or something else Speeding at 90 mph, Denny outstripped police cars for an hour.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
outstripGirls are now outstripping boys in all school subjects.He soon ceased trying new ideas, already outstripped by others far more inventive than he.Shalala outstripped her Cabinet colleagues for implementing existing programs and public policy.After Henry had outstripped him in celebrity, he grew riotous.The costs, which were not adjusted for inflation, outstripped median household incomes over the same period by 152 percentage points.Our technical ability to make things and to pollute now far outstrips our ability to understand the processes we have unleashed.The new magazine's circulation of 210,000 outstrips that of all of its closest competitors.But the problems and discontent of today far outstrip the grumblings heard in 1964.Even the most primitive computer can outstrip the human brain in certain types of calculation.The result was a substantial rise in yields and an increase in output that outstripped the rise in population.Had they succeeded for the first time in outstripping the rumours of their coming?Demand for energy is outstripping the supply.
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Verb table
outstrip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoutstrip
he, she, itoutstrips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoutstripped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave outstripped
he, she, ithas outstripped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad outstripped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill outstrip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have outstripped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam outstripping
he, she, itis outstripping
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you, we, theyare outstripping
Past
I, he, she, itwas outstripping
you, we, theywere outstripping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been outstripping
he, she, ithas been outstripping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been outstripping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be outstripping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been outstripping
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