Quick answer
"Outdo" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "superar", and "outrun" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dejar atrás". Learn more about the difference between "outdo" and "outrun" below.
outdo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. superar
Tina is outdoing all her peers in school.Tina supera a todos sus compañeros en la escuela.
b. mejorar
The distance runner outdid his previous record.El corredor de fondo mejoró su anterior récord.
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outrun
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to run faster than)
a. dejar atrás
Kirsten outran everyone in the race.Kirsten dejó atrás a todos en la carrera.
b. correr más rápido que
The thoroughbred outran all of the other horses.El purasangre corrió más rápido que todos los demás caballos.
2. (to escape)
a. escapar de
It was not a good idea to try to outrun the approaching twister.No fue una buena idea tratar de escapar del tornado que se aproximaba.
3. (to surpass)
a. superar
Harry's working hard to outrun the rest of his colleagues.Harry está trabajando duro para superar al resto de sus colegas.
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