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

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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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First Known Use of outmuscle

1900, in the meaning defined above

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