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out·run

 (out-rŭn′)
tr.v. out·ran (-răn′), out·run, out·run·ning, out·runs
1.
a. To run faster than.
b. To escape from: outrun one's creditors.
2. To go beyond; exceed: "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch).

outrun

(ˌaʊtˈrʌn)
vb (tr) , -runs, -running, -ran or -run
1. to run faster, farther, or better than
2. to escape from by or as if by running
3. to go beyond; exceed

out•run

(ˌaʊtˈrʌn)

v.t. -ran, -run, -run•ning.
1. to run faster or farther than.
2. to exceed; surpass.
[1520–30]
out`run′ner, n.

outrun


Past participle: outrun
Gerund: outrunning

Imperative
outrun
outrun
Present
I outrun
you outrun
he/she/it outruns
we outrun
you outrun
they outrun
Preterite
I outran
you outran
he/she/it outran
we outran
you outran
they outran
Present Continuous
I am outrunning
you are outrunning
he/she/it is outrunning
we are outrunning
you are outrunning
they are outrunning
Present Perfect
I have outrun
you have outrun
he/she/it has outrun
we have outrun
you have outrun
they have outrun
Past Continuous
I was outrunning
you were outrunning
he/she/it was outrunning
we were outrunning
you were outrunning
they were outrunning
Past Perfect
I had outrun
you had outrun
he/she/it had outrun
we had outrun
you had outrun
they had outrun
Future
I will outrun
you will outrun
he/she/it will outrun
we will outrun
you will outrun
they will outrun
Future Perfect
I will have outrun
you will have outrun
he/she/it will have outrun
we will have outrun
you will have outrun
they will have outrun
Future Continuous
I will be outrunning
you will be outrunning
he/she/it will be outrunning
we will be outrunning
you will be outrunning
they will be outrunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outrunning
you have been outrunning
he/she/it has been outrunning
we have been outrunning
you have been outrunning
they have been outrunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outrunning
you will have been outrunning
he/she/it will have been outrunning
we will have been outrunning
you will have been outrunning
they will have been outrunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outrunning
you had been outrunning
he/she/it had been outrunning
we had been outrunning
you had been outrunning
they had been outrunning
Conditional
I would outrun
you would outrun
he/she/it would outrun
we would outrun
you would outrun
they would outrun
Past Conditional
I would have outrun
you would have outrun
he/she/it would have outrun
we would have outrun
you would have outrun
they would have outrun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outrun - run faster than; "in this race, I managed to outran everybody else"
run - move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

outrun

verb
1. outdistance, beat, escape, leave behind, get away from, shake off, outstrip, lose, leave standing (informal), outpace There are not many sprinters who can outrun him.
2. exceed, overtake, surpass, top, pass, eclipse, go beyond, outstrip, outdo, outreach The population growth will eventually outrun the supply of food.

outrun

verb
To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
Translations

outrun

[aʊtˈrʌn] (outran (pt) (outrun (pp))) VTdejar atrás (fig) → exceder, sobrepasar

outrun

[ˌaʊtˈrʌn] [outran] (pt) [outrun] (pp) vtdistancer

outrun

[ˌaʊtˈrʌn] (outran (pt) (outrun (pp))) vtsuperare (nella corsa) (fig) → superare
References in classic literature ?
If the road hadn't been so rough last night, we could have outrun 'em entirely.
He catched me a couple of times and thrashed me, but I went to school just the same, and dodged him or outrun him most of the time.
In the present instance, this last-arrived lady allowed her fancy to so far outrun truth and probability, that on merely hearing the name of the Miss Dashwoods, and understanding them to be Mr.
had outrun, in their descent, the limits of the limitless, and paused from the wearisomeness of their toil.
Well, I have betrayed my feeling, Tess, at last," said he, with a curious sigh of desperation, signifying unconsciously that his heart had outrun his judgement.
Yet, when I write of Eva Denison, I am like to let my pen outrun my tale.
These rascals were all on foot, but no matter, they were always up to time--they can outrun and outlast a donkey.
But it is very easy to outrun the sympathy of readers on this topic, which schoolmen called natura naturata, or nature passive.
Unconsciously she had been walking faster and faster, her body trying to outrun her mind; but she was now on the summit of a little hillock of earth which rose above the river and displayed the valley.
Of course, in such an eventuality, I remain to be accounted for; but I outrun my story, and such accounting will be made before I am done.
They continued valiantly to lie, but the truth continued to outrun them.
At the same time, I think it right to warn you that his zeal in your service may possibly outrun his discretion.