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outrun

out·run

outrun

 
pronunciation:
aUt ruhn
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outran, outrun, outrunning, outruns
definition 1: to run faster, farther, or longer than.
similar words:
outstrip
definition 2: to elude by, or as though by, running.
The thief outran the law.
definition 3: to go beyond; surpass.
His spending outruns his salary.
similar words:
better, exceed
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