outstripped outstripped  /aʊt ˈstrɪpt/


  1. (v) be or do something to a greater degree
  2. (v) go far ahead of


  1. When electrification began in earnest in the first years of the century, demand for shellac soon outstripped supply.
  2. Yet his deeds, rooted in personal history, outstripped his image.
  3. We live in a cruel world, but this is one area of criminality where fiction has long outstripped fact.


  1. Sleepy's Hires Its First Lead Creative Shop

    Publicis Kaplan Thaler has won creative responsibilities for Sleepy's after a review. The agency outstripped fellow finalists Havas Worldwide and Gotham to land the mattress company's account. Each contender pitched out of its New York office. Sleepy's annual media spending is estimated at $75 million. The business previously was in house, making Publicis Kaplan Thaler the brand's first lead ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: AdWeek

  2. Mississippi Cutting Funding to Drug Courts

    Mississippi drug courts face steep budget cuts in the coming year, after demand outstripped funding.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTOK-TV Meridian

  3. Oil demand in developing world surpasses wealthy nations - EIA

    (Reuters) - Oil demand in developing countries outstripped consumption in wealthy nations for the first time ever in April, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday. Demand for oil in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "In a sense, the dilemma of nonprofit theater can be simply summarized - supply has outstripped current demand," Dana Gioia, the chairman of the national endowment, wrote in a preface to the report. "The remarkable growth and professional...
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Dana Gioia Source: New York Times

  2. In remarks prepared for a House hearing Thursday, Bodman said these factors have created a high-priced energy environment and that in oil "demand has outstripped supply."
    on May 22, 2008 By: Samuel Bodman Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "What's happened is, is that demand for energy has outstripped new supply. And that's why there's high price," Bush emphasized, urging OPEC to open its taps further.
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Arab News

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infatuated infatuated
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