outgun

verb out·gun \ ˌau̇t-ˈgən \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of outgun

: to surpass in firepower; broadly : outdo

Examples of outgun in a Sentence

  1. a marketing firm whose innovative ad campaigns have consistently outgunned its rivals'

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  • : to have more military weapons and power than (someone or something)


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