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tr.v. out·dis·tanced, out·dis·tanc·ing, out·dis·tanc·es
1. To outrun, especially in a long-distance race.
2. To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance: a sales force that outdistanced its competitors in volume sold.
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(tr) to leave far behind
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v.t. -tanced, -tanc•ing.
to leave behind, as in running.
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Past participle: outdistanced
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|Verb||1.||outdistance - go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"|
leave behind - depart and not take along; "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"
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1. leave behind, lose, escape, get away from, shake off, outstrip, outrun, leave standing (informal), outpace He managed to outdistance his pursuers.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
outdistance[aʊtˈdɪstəns] VT → dejar atrás
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
outdistance[ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns] vt (= ie be more successful than) → surpasser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
outdistance[ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns] vt → distanziare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995