verb (used with object), out·vot·ed, out·vot·ing.

to outdo or defeat in voting: The rural districts outvoted the urban districts. The measure was outvoted by the farmers.

Origin of outvote

First recorded in 1640–50; out- + vote
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(tr) to defeat by a majority of votes
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