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

v surpass in speed

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

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