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

Examples of outman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Berlin’s last-ditch defenders, including Waffen-SS units and civilians of the Volkssturm, a people’s militia made up largely of boys and old men, were outmanned and outgunned. National Geographic, 7 May 2020 The Suns were outmanned inside guarding Towns, but held their own in part because Towns didn't make a full-time commitment to play in the paint. Duane Rankin, azcentral, 23 Nov. 2019 The bungled operation in Culiacán offered vivid proof that in parts of Mexico, the government can be outmanned, outgunned and outsmarted by drug cartels. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2019 With two freshmen and a sophomore in the starting lineup, the Patriots were outmanned by the more aggressive and experienced Huskies. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, 5 July 2019 But the Allied troops were outmanned and outgunned by their German enemy. Deutsche Welle, 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, 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, 31 Dec. 2017 The Bengals were left stunned, demoralized and outmanned. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, 17 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of outman

1694, in the meaning defined above

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“Outman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outman. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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