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 Erasmus said of the plan to try to outmuscle the smaller but faster Japan pack. San Diego Union-Tribune, "No looking back for Boks or Japan ahead of World Cup QFs," 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, "Column: Oregon wins Rose Bowl with players who should be on USC or UCLA," 1 Jan. 2020 These efficiencies are one example of how large corporations can outmuscle smaller competitors. BostonGlobe.com, "Welcome to the Walmart of Weed.," 24 Nov. 2019 That could change on Sunday, when South Africa aims to outmuscle them and slow them down. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Japan’s team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout," 19 Oct. 2019 That could change on Sunday, when South Africa aims to outmuscle them and slow them down. Washington Post, "Japan’s team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout," 19 Oct. 2019 During red-zone work, Smith had blanket coverage on TE George Kittle in the back of the end zone, but Kittle appeared to outmuscle him for the ball and hauled in a 15-yard TD from Garoppolo. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ practice report: ‘Bobblehead’ Bosa continues strong summer," 3 Aug. 2019 Giorgio Chiellini - Renowned around the world as one of the finest centre-backs, there are few players that can outmuscle and outwit Chiellini. SI.com, "Claudio Ranieri: The Tinkerman's All Time Best XI," 12 June 2019 Neville Gallimore’s been a stud, but the Sooners need to outmuscle the Cyclones. Joe Buettner, ajc, "Oklahoma-Iowa State: Live updates, score, analysis for Week 6 game (October 7, 2017)," 7 Oct. 2017

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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 18 Sep. 2020.

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