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Word forms: outdistances, outdistancing, outdistanced
If you outdistance someone, you are a lotbetter and more successful than they are at a particular activity over a period of time. [V n] ⇒ It didn't matter that Ingrid had outdistanced them as a movie star.
If you outdistance your opponents in a contest of some kind, you beat them easily. [V n] ⇒ ...a millionaire businessman who easily outdistanced his major rivals for the nomination.
Half her rivals would outdistance her... simply because they were male.McCorquodale, Robin DANSVILLEHe raged inwardly, pacing the room as if to outdistance comprehension.Thomas, Craig THE LAST RAVENShe was not so pleased that I held her back, for she knew that she could easily outdistance both Malta and the grey if given her head.Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MANNorthumberland ought to be far enough to outdistance evenKitty.Stephanie Laurens THE PERFECT LOVER