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Answer for the clue "Get ahead of", 7 letters:
outpace

Word definitions for outpace in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ The problem started when federal spending began to outpace economic growth. EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Gold prices will rise if demand keeps outpacing supply, said analysts and industry executives. ▪ I can outpace them now,...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Outpace \Out*pace"\, v. t. [Cf. Outpass .] To outgo; to move faster than; to leave behind. --Lamb. To exceed in development or performance; to outdo.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. To go faster than someone else; to exceed the pace of.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. surpass in speed; "Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"

Usage examples of outpace.

A mutant 79-byte creature proved not only to be viable, but soon outbred and outpaced the 80-bytes.

Her skirt caught up with both hands, the woman out of Estcarp was actually running, outpacing in this instant Dahaun and behind her two others, one in the mail of the Old Race, the other, whipstock steady, a girl of the Valley.

Clouds scudding fast beyond the crowded steeples outpaced the fast river traffic, the eelboats and wherries and other light craft bobbing with bellied sails and the towering merchantmen.

The best of 20 fifth-grade classrooms in Minneapolis was outpaced by every one of 20 classrooms in Sendai, Japan, and 19 out of 20 in Taipei, Taiwan.

As days of sunshine outnumbered those of rain, the warming season finally caught up and outpaced her northward trek.

Blade cried, bounding up the stairs three at a stride and outpacing his companions before he took the first turn.

Need we worry that it will all come to an end, that science is outpacing science fiction and putting us all out of a job?

The World is an incredibly vast place, far outpacing the estimates of even the wisest geographers.

India, China, Russia, Africa present mélanges of social systems, thrown together, outpaced, overstrained, shattered, invaded, exploited, and more or less subjugated by the finance, machinery, and political aggressions of the Atlantic, Baltic, and Mediterranean civilization.

Gifted or doomed with a mind outpacing her body and her emotions, she had early experimented with drugs, sex, alternative lifestyles, everything and anyone she could lay her hands on.

We run across the plain, the swifter outpacing the slower, the lightly armed always farther ahead of the heavily armed, until I can see no one I know, only dust and running strangers, and ahead the shining bronze wall of the hoplons, the bristling hedge of the spears.

Shaftoe jumps off and soon outpaces the whining jeep, and the one in front of it.

Her missiles ripped into it, damaging its impellers, laming it so that even a lumbering merchant ship could outpace it.

He quickly outpaced the others, hearing Yeshu's voice behind him exclaiming over some marvel or another as they passed through glittering caverns and skirted sinks and trenches that gave out into other levels beneath.

He burned with it, and because he could not even stay seated in the saddle without risking too hard a hand on Resuelto's mouth he walked and soon outpaced his own guardsmen whom he waved back when they jogged up to catch him.