outgallop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- + gallop

Verb[edit]

outgallop (third-person singular simple present outgallops, present participle outgalloping, simple past and past participle outgalloped)

  1. (transitive, especially of horses or riders) To run faster than; to outdistance.
    • 1869, Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude, ch. 14,
      He had lately procured himself a large, fine, mettlesome, Donets horse, dun-colored, with light mane and tail, and when he rode it no one could outgallop him.

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.