outpoll

verb out·poll \ ˌau̇t-ˈpōl \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of outpoll

1 : to receive more support in a poll than
  • Why does opposition to gun bans outpoll opposition to gay marriage?
  • —William Saletan
2 : to receive more votes than (an opponent)
  • And itʼs not clear that Hollande, even if he were to outpoll the center-rightʼs candidate in the first round, could reunite his fractious left-wing …
  • —Leo Michel

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First Known Use of outpoll

1705

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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