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From out- +‎ distance.

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outdistance (third-person singular simple present outdistances, present participle outdistancing, simple past and past participle outdistanced)

  1. (transitive) To run further or faster than another, or to finish a race with a large margin.
    • 1922, Christopher Morley, chapter 12, in Where the Blue Begins:
      He could not long outdistance such a runner as the Bishop, whose tremendous strides would surely overhaul him in the end.

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