outrun meaning, outrun definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( outruns    3rd person present)   ( outrunning    present participle)   ( outran    past tense  )
The form outrun is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.     
1       verb   If you outrun someone, you run faster than they do, and therefore are able to escape from them or to arrive somewhere before they do.  
There are not many players who can outrun me.      V n  
2       verb   If one thing outruns another thing, the first thing develops faster than the second thing.   (=exceed, outstrip)  
Spending could outrun the capacity of businesses to produce the goods.      V n  
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beat, escape, exceed, excel, get away from, leave behind, lose, outdistance, outdo, outpace, outstrip, shake off, surpass  

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outran, outgun, outrank, outworn

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