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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: strip 'to move fast' (15-18 centuries)


out‧strip past tense and past participle outstripped, present participle outstripping [transitive]
1 to do something better than someone else or be more successful:
We outstripped all our competitors in sales last year.
2 to be greater in quantity than something else:
Demand for new aircraft production is outstripping supply.
3 to run or move faster than someone or something else:
Speeding at 90 mph, Denny outstripped police cars for an hour.

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