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outrunverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌaʊtˈrʌn/ (present participle outrunning, past tense outran, past participle outrun)
to ​movefaster or ​further than someone or something: The men ​easily outran the ​policeofficer who was ​chasing them. to ​developfaster or ​further than something: In the ​future, ​demand for ​tungsten will outrun ​supply.
(Definition of outrun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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outrunverb [T]

 us   /ˌɑʊtˈrʌn/ (present participle outrunning, past tense outran  /ˌɑʊtˈræn/ , past participle outrun)
to ​runfaster than someone, or to ​increasefaster or do ​better than something: Martha can outrun everyone on the ​team.
(Definition of outrun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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