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outnumber

[ out-nuhm-ber ]
/ ˌaʊtˈnʌm bər /
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verb (used with object)

to exceed in number.

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Origin of outnumber

First recorded in 1660–70; out- + number
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British Dictionary definitions for outnumber

outnumber
/ (ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə) /

verb

(tr) to exceed in number
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