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    Default Can you "outrun" somebody to the bathroom?

    I wanted to go to the bathroom but my flatmate outran me.

    It often IS a race but I get the feeling it's not the best word to use in this context. What would work better?

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    Default Re: Can you "outrun" somebody to the bathroom?

    '. . .but my flatmate beat me to it.'

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    Default Re: Can you "outrun" somebody to the bathroom?

    I agree with Rover's suggestion- it would need to be a huge flat to use outran IMO.

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