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outstrip

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌaʊtˈstrɪp/ (-pp-)
to be more successful than expected: outstrip expectations/forecasts/predictions Group sales were up 6% to $5.8 billion, outstripping Wall Street expectations of $5.47 billion.
to grow or develop more quickly than something else: Credit card complaints outstrip all other bank-related grievances.outstrip supply/demand/inflation Supplies of goods and services are outstripping demand.be outstripped by sth Output in the sector has increased, but has been outstripped by service sector growth and so has fallen as a proportion of the total economy.
to be more successful than other companies or countries: outstrip competitors/rivals Ratings of the latest BBC news channel have outstripped all their commercial rivals.be outstripped by sth A high proportion of manufacturing businesses in Western Europe have now been outstipped by foreign competition.
(Definition of outstrip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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