- to exceed in number.
Origin of outnumber
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Examples from the Web for outnumbered
Outnumbered airs live at noon weekdays and has grown in popularity since its April 28 launch.‘Outnumbered’: The Making of a Fox News Hit
October 13, 2014
Outnumbered five to one in Britain, Scots made up 60 percent of the merchants in Bengal, Calcutta and Madras.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
“They are fighting on too many fronts and they are outnumbered,” one official said.ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies
August 15, 2014
They were outnumbered now, but the Half-Breeds took no chances.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics
July 24, 2014
They know they will be outnumbered because there are simply fewer of them.Go Away, Coulter and Limbaugh; Hashtagging Is Better Than Snarking
May 14, 2014
The tree hyraxes, out-screeched and outnumbered, fell into silence or withdrew.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Outnumbered twenty to one, they began to go down in the scrimmage.The Harbor
The Russians were outnumbered, but their position was favorable.
Up they went, and back fell the Castilians, outnumbered by at least ten to one.The Sea-Hawk
The villagers fought desperately, but they were outnumbered.
- (tr) to exceed in number
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Word Origin and History for outnumbered
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