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, "See the Full Archive," 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, "Devin Booker nearly nets first triple-double powering Phoenix Suns past Minnesota Timberwolves," 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, "How the failed arrest of El Chapo’s son turned this Mexican city into an urban war zone," 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, "Powerful Patriots: Stevenson girls basketball ready to play with strength," 5 July 2019 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

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“Outman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outman. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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