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[out-ran] /ˌaʊtˈræn/

simple past tense of .
[out-ruhn] /ˌaʊtˈrʌn/
verb (used with object), outran, outrun, outrunning.
to faster or farther than.
to escape by or as if by :
They managed to outrun the police.
to exceed; excel; surpass.
verb (transitive) -runs, -running, -ran, -run
to run faster, farther, or better than
to escape from by or as if by running
to go beyond; exceed

mid-14c., “to run out,” from out (adv.) + run (v.). Sense of “to outstrip in running” is from 1520s; figurative use from 1650s. Related: Outran; outrunning.


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