Definition of outgun in English:

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈɡʌn/

verb (outguns, outgunning, outgunned)

[with object]
1Have better or more weaponry than: the gangs have carved up the city and easily outgun the police
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with outgun

begun, bun, done, Donne, dun, fine-spun, forerun, fun, gun, Gunn, hon, Hun, none, nun, one, one-to-one, outdone, outrun, plus-one, pun, run, shun, son, spun, stun, sun, ton, tonne, tun, underdone, Verdun, won

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