Origin of outspent
verb (used with object), out·spent, out·spend·ing.
Origin of outspend
Examples from the Web for outspent
Peter Shumlin has been doing a lousy job and voters turned against him, even though he outspent his opponent five to one.
Brat was dramatically outraised and outspent by the House majority leader.
Unable to raise significant money from the Republican establishment, Cuccinelli was outspent more than ten-to-one.How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party|Joe McLean|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By end of the campaign, Cuccinelli had been outspent by more than $15 million.How the Richer, Better Run Campaign Barely Won in Virginia|Ben Jacobs|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday morning, the voice of Obama himself delivered the most frank assessment: “I will be outspent.”President Obama Has Official Fundraising Advantage Over Mitt Romney|Daniel Stone|July 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Until at last, outspent with energy, he draws a deep breath of exhaustion, and realizes that he is weariness itself.A Day with Lord Byron|May Clarissa Gillington
The sheriff and his nine men sank down on the grassy slope, gasping, outspent.Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
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."