outgun

[ out-guhn ]
/ ˌaʊtˈgʌn /

verb (used with object), out·gunned, out·gun·ning.

to exceed in firepower.
to outdo or overwhelm, as by superior forces: Local manufacturers have been outgunned by the overseas competition.

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Origin of outgun

First recorded in 1685–95; out- + gun1
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outgun
/ (ˌaʊtˈɡʌn) /

verb -guns, -gunning or -gunned (tr)

to surpass in fire power
to surpass in shooting
informal to surpass or excel
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