Outstrip vs Oust - What's the difference?

outstrip | oust |

As verbs the difference between outstrip and oust

is that outstrip is to outrun or leave behind while oust is to expel; to remove.




  • To outrun or leave behind.
  • We quickly outstripped the amateur runners.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The wing outstripped Mark Cueto, but Foden's excellent cover tackle killed the threat. }}
  • To exceed, excel or surpass.
  • This year's production has already outstripped last year's.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Kim was educated at the newly founded university in Pyongyang, named after his father, graduating in 1964. The 1960s and early 1970s were the golden years for the DPRK. It undertook rapid industrialisation, economically outstripped its southern competitor, and enjoyed the support of both the People's Republic of China, and the Soviet Union. }}




    (en verb)
  • To expel; to remove.
  • The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.


    * banish, dismiss, eject, exclude, reject


    * accept, harbor, shelter

    Derived terms

    * oustee * ouster