To outpace is to move faster or to improve more quickly than someone else. A runner who outpaces everyone else will win the race.

You can brag that your bicycle outpaces your friend's motorcycle, or comment that a six year-old easily outpaces her little brother at the playground. There are also companies that outpace their competition, by developing a new technology or product faster. Economists often talk about prices, sales, or growth that outpaces previous examples.

Definitions of outpace
  1. verb
    surpass in speed
    “Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence”
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    type of:
    exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass
    be or do something to a greater degree
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