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Meaning of “outstrip” in the English Dictionary

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outstripverb [T]

 us   /ˌɑʊtˈstrɪp/ (-pp-)
to be or ​becomegreater than something or someone in ​amount, ​degree, or ​success: Car dealers ​worry that ​demand will outstrip ​theirsupply.
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outstripverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​cardcomplaints 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 ​servicesectorgrowth and so has ​fallen as a ​proportion of the ​totaleconomy.
to be more ​successful than other ​companies or countries: outstrip competitors/rivals Ratings of the latest BBC ​newschannel have outstripped all their ​commercialrivals.be outstripped by sth A high ​proportion of ​manufacturingbusinesses in Western ​Europe have now been outstipped by ​foreigncompetition.
(Definition of outstrip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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