out·​mus·​cle | \ ˌau̇t-ˈmə-səl How to pronounce outmuscle (audio) \
outmuscled; outmuscling

Definition of outmuscle

transitive verb

: to defeat or overwhelm by or as if by using greater physical strength and effort Saturday, however, Xavier outmuscled Utah all night on the boards, dominating them for 40 minutes …— Stephen Lindsay If ESPN.com outmuscles every other source of printed verbiage, then it is appropriate to ask: Is it any good?— Bryan Curtis

Examples of outmuscle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kuminga isn’t going to outmuscle foes, but a player with his physical skills can add a measure of intimidation. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2021 Ware recorded 8 points with 9 rebounds, 2 assists and a block, and teammate Javion Guy-King tallied 10 points, but the duo could not outmuscle the springy, 6-3 Ford. Eli Lederman, Arkansas Online, 28 June 2021 Mickey Johnson went 0 for 7 in just 13 minutes, Quinn Buckner had a stomach illness and Philly was able to outmuscle the Bucks, even with Bob Lanier throwing punches and mixing things up. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 June 2021 Can be exposed when left on an island against someone who can outsize or outmuscle him. USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2021 The Saints should be able to outmuscle the Spartans. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Oct. 2020 Democrats are trying to mobilize Puerto Ricans to outmuscle Republican Cubans at the voting booth and help Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in November. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Oct. 2020 Erasmus said of the plan to try to outmuscle the smaller but faster Japan pack. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2019 As the locals’ recruiting rankings stall or drop, the Ducks continue to take players from underneath their out-of-joint nose, building that rare Pac-12 Conference team that could actually outmuscle a Big Ten Conference hulk. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of outmuscle

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Outmuscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmuscle. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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