outspend

verb
out·​spend | \ ˌau̇t-ˈspend How to pronounce outspend (audio) \
outspent; outspending; outspends

Definition of outspend

transitive verb

1 : to exceed the limits of in spending outspends his income
2 : to spend more than outspent the other candidates

Examples of outspend in a Sentence

He has outspent the other candidates in the election by millions of dollars.
Recent Examples on the Web Also pushing for a convention have been Snyder supporters who feared a primary because Youngkin, with his hundreds of millions of dollars, could outspend Snyder, a social media pioneer worth tens of millions. Washington Post, "Judge tosses suit brought by Republican contender for Virginia governor," 19 Feb. 2021 But with raw political power up for grabs, those concerns have largely fallen by the wayside as political action committees and other wealthy donors flood the state with piles of money, ready to outspend their rivals and snag a win. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, "Super PACs, billionaire donors, and out-of-state interest groups flood Georgia Senate runoffs," 21 Dec. 2020 Last month, Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who is leading One Nation’s efforts to raise money, warned on Fox News that Democrats were going to outspend them. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, "GOP holds big money advantage in Georgia Senate runoff races," 9 Dec. 2020 Trump is booked to outspend Bloomberg in Columbus in the final week, but will be behind in Cincinnati. cleveland, "Mike Bloomberg Super PAC outspending Donald Trump in Ohio after pumping $3.7 million in ads into state in final week," 28 Oct. 2020 That edge is apparent in advertising, where Biden and his Democratic allies are on pace to outspend Trump and the Republicans by two-fold in the closing days of the race, according to data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. Brian Slodysko, chicagotribune.com, "Trump in Nevada, Biden in North Carolina as candidates work to flip states," 18 Oct. 2020 That’s become apparent in advertising, where Biden and his Democratic allies are on pace to outspend Trump and the Republicans by two-fold in the closing days of the race, according to data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip," 18 Oct. 2020 That's become apparent in advertising, where Biden and his Democratic allies are on pace to outspend Trump and the Republicans by two-fold in the closing days of the race, according to data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. Arkansas Online, "Trump, Biden go on offense in states they're trying to flip," 18 Oct. 2020 Biden continues to outspend Trump on the airwaves in the final stretch of the campaign. Ruth Fremson, New York Times, "In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of outspend

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outspend was in 1586

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“Outspend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outspend. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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outspend

verb

English Language Learners Definition of outspend

: to spend more money than (someone or something)

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