outgun

[ out-guhn ]
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verb (used with object),out·gunned, out·gun·ning.
  1. to exceed in firepower.

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

Origin of outgun

1
First recorded in 1685–95; out- + gun1

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British Dictionary definitions for outgun

outgun

/ (ˌaʊtˈɡʌn) /


verb-guns, -gunning or -gunned (tr)
  1. to surpass in fire power

  2. to surpass in shooting

  1. informal to surpass or excel

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