outpass

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EtymologyEdit

out- +‎ pass

VerbEdit

outpass (third-person singular simple present outpasses, present participle outpassing, simple past and past participle outpassed)

  1. (transitive) To surpass or exceed.
  2. (transitive, sports) To pass the ball more skilfully than.
    • 2016, Daniel Taylor, Eric Dier seals England’s stunning comeback against Germany (in The Guardian, 27 March 2016)[1]
      His team knocked the ball around in a way that seemed beyond them when they were outpassed by Spain in Alicante in November.
    • 2007 October 24, “Patriots’ Bargains Bring Dividends”, in New York Times[2]:
      In a 23-16 loss in Detroit, Tampa Bay outgained the Lions, 422-278; Jeff Garcia outpassed Jon Kitna, 316-147; the Buccaneers had the ball for 11 minutes 40 seconds more.

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