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English definition of “outpace”


verb [T]     /ˌaʊtˈpeɪs/
to move or develop faster than someone or something else : Bolt managed to outpace every other runner . The company has completely outpaced its rivals in the market .Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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