out·​pow·​er ˌau̇t-ˈpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce outpower (audio)
outpowered; outpowering; outpowers

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in power : to have more power than
If the Astros are strong enough in late September to outpower the second-best team in baseball since the All-Star break, they are sharp enough to stick around in early October.Brian T. Smith
The turbocharged five-cylinder engine under its hood outpowers every other automotive diesel engine extant.Advertisement

Examples of outpower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Starship system is expected to outpower both SLS and Falcon Heavy. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 15 Jan. 2023 Do any of these 3 seeds have the gusto to outpower our strong 2 seeds? Rasputin Todd, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2022 Polar Bear’ growls: The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso, nicknamed the Polar Bear, outpowered the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round Monday night to win MLB’s Home Run Derby at Progressive Field. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland.com, 9 July 2019 In 2015, Raam Uzdin and colleagues at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem calculated that quantum engines can outpower classical engines. Quanta Magazine, 2 May 2017 The card’s powerful enough to deliver 1080p gaming performance with a mixture of Medium to High settings at 60 frames per second—outpowering both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Pcworld Staff, PCWorld, 28 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpower was in 1649

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“Outpower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpower. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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