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outspend

[ out-spend ]
/ ˌaʊtˈspɛnd /
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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.
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Origin of outspend

First recorded in 1580–90; out- + spend
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How to use outspend in a sentence

  • As of May 25, Brown has raised more than $2 million from small donors and almost $4 million in total, which he has used to outspend Laxalt on TV and radio ads through June 1.

    10 Elections To Watch Today|Nathaniel Rakich (nathaniel.rakich@fivethirtyeight.com)|June 14, 2022|FiveThirtyEight
  • Morgan at VitaCoco said brands who can outspend their competitors to achieve a dominant SOV position stand to gain a disproportionate share of consumers in their sector, especially with so many consumers switching to e-commerce over the past year.

  • There is well-organized opposition to enacting serious privacy rules in the United States, and those opponents can far outspend all existing efforts to make real progress on this issue.

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