outstripping outstripping  /aʊt ˈstrɪ pɪŋ/


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


  1. And the catalog companies are reporting that sales of vegetable seeds have soared in the past several years, outstripping those of flowers for the first time since the 1950s.
  2. Today Pennsylvania finds itself in a similar bind, with the money it needs for roads and bridges far outstripping the money it gets from the gas tax and other revenue streams.
  3. VW recently introduced a new version of the Beetle for which demand is already outstripping supply.


  • Drug Free NB receives grant to fight pharmaceutical abuse

    NEW BEDFORD — Prescription drug use is on the rise across the country, outstripping traffic deaths and often leading to heroin addiction. Pathways DrugFreeNB Coalition has secured a $300,000 grant over three years, money it will use to fight opiate...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times


  1. "There's no question that this is in the process of outstripping anything I've seen, and it is still not resolved," Greenspan said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Demand is outstripping supply, which causes prices to go up," President Bush said.
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CBS News

  3. "We are forcing the climate system in a new way, outstripping the sun," Solomon said.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Susan Solomon Source: FOX News

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