out·​man | \ ˌau̇t-ˈman How to pronounce outman (audio) \
outmanned; outmanning

Definition of outman

transitive verb

: outnumber … for the moment the Allies are outmanned, and will be until another million Americans reach France.— Newell Dwight Hillis

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But the Allied troops were outmanned and outgunned by their German enemy. Deutsche Welle, "'White Angel' nun who stood up to Nazis dies at 103," 21 Apr. 2018 The Norse ably defended their goal while being outmanned and outgunned by virtue of not having last season's graduating seniors, just one newcomer for spring semester and four field players off the bench. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Match report: FC Cincinnati downs NKU in preseason action, Nashville SC up next," 27 Feb. 2018 Or Alabama's defense, healthy or not, was just outmanned by a better offense led by a dynamic running back and quarterback? Charles Hollis, AL.com, "It's an all-SEC final if Alabama handles its end against top seed Clemson," 31 Dec. 2017 The Bengals were left stunned, demoralized and outmanned. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, "Analysis: Vikings pummel hapless Bengals in Minnesota," 17 Dec. 2017 Darius Miller and E’Twaun Moore should also see time at the 3 spot but regardless, this will be an area where the Pelicans are outmanned on most nights. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "10 questions New Orleans Pelicans must answer this season," 18 Oct. 2017

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1694, in the meaning defined above

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