Definition of outgun in English:


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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈgʌn

verb (outguns, outgunning, outgunned)

[with object]
  • 1Have better or more weaponry than: the gangs have carved up the city and easily outgun the police
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    • Men tend to be not very politically active where gender issues are concerned and can easily be outgunned and outmanoeuvred.
    • The day after the election, as the recount began, his campaign was already outgunned, outmanned, and outmatched.
    • However, the convoy was protected by HMS Ramillies and neither German ship could risk being hit by a ship that in other circumstances would easily be outgunned by both German ships.
  • 1.1Shoot better than: the correspondents proudly outgunned the army sharpshooters
  • 1.2Surpass in power or strength: the team were outgunned by the joint title favourites
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    • The Black Caps were quite simply outgunned at Wellington.
    • The final frame was a one-sided affair for most of its duration with Billy outgunning Paddy at every opportunity.
    • Both men are playing well with Robredo surprisingly outgunning Roddick on forehand winners.

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