tr.v. out·stripped, out·strip·ping, out·strips
1. To move past or ahead of: outstripped the other runners on the last lap.
2. To be greater than or superior to; exceed or surpass: Her new book outstripped the sales of all her previous ones combined. See Synonyms at excel.
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