outrun

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outrun (third-person singular simple present outruns, present participle outrunning, simple past outran, past participle outrun)

  1. To run faster than the others.
  2. To exceed or overextend.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 164
      They will take care not to outrun their income. They will never be distressed for money.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 28
      [...] as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me. Reality outran apprehension; Captain Ahab stood upon his quarter-deck.

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outrun (plural outruns)

  1. (sheepdog trials) The sheepdog's initial run towards the sheep, done in a curving motion so as not to startle them.

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