[ out-spend ]
/ ˌaʊtˈspɛnd /

verb (used with object), out·spent, out·spend·ing.

to outdo in spending; spend more than: They seemed determined to outspend their neighbors.
to exceed (one's resources) in spending: He quickly outspent his fortune.

Nearby words

  1. outsold,
  2. outsole,
  3. outsource,
  4. outspan,
  5. outspeak,
  6. outspent,
  7. outspoken,
  8. outspokenly,
  9. outspread,
  10. outsprint

Origin of outspend

First recorded in 1580–90; out- + spend

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Word Origin and History for outspend



mid-15c., "to consume totally, use up," from out (adv.) + spend (v.). Meaning "to spend more than another or others" is from 1840. Related: Outspent; outspending. Outspent is attested from 1650s as "exhausted."

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