out·​hunt ˌau̇t-ˈhənt How to pronounce outhunt (audio)
outhunted; outhunting; outhunts

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in hunting : to hunt more successfully than
Modern humans arrived in Europe about 32,000 years ago, about 4,000 years before the Neanderthal disappeared. Some experts have suggested that the more primitive and smaller-brained Neanderthal was simply overwhelmed and outhunted by his sophisticated, big-brained cousin.Paul Recer

Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outhunt was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Outhunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outhunt. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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