out·​spent | \ ˌau̇t-ˈspent How to pronounce outspent (audio) \

Definition of outspent

: completely worn out : exhausted spurred him, like an outspent horse, to death— P. B. Shelley

Examples of outspent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the ads up now are funded by Democrats, who have massively outspent Republicans on the air in this race since the August 2 primary. Alexandra Marquez, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2022 And the heavily outspent opponents of the recall called it a distracting waste of time and money and said a successful effort would only embolden conservatives across the country. Peter Weber, The Week, 16 Feb. 2022 All six, including Cheney, outspent their opponents -- yet four out of the six lost. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 22 Aug. 2022 Ciscomani has outspent the next closest Republican candidate in the crowded GOP race by almost five times. Tara Kavaler, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 But the pro-Edwards team has been massively outspent on the airwaves by Ivey’s side, $876,000 to $6.7 million. Mark Murray, NBC News, 15 July 2022 Casten has outraised and outspent Newman by a wide margin. Katherine Swartz, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 After the massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, the gun-control movement was small and badly outspent by the National Rifle Association. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Even before the latest update, Bass has been upbeat about running close to the lead — in polls and the early returns — despite having been outspent more than 12 to 1. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outspent

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Outspent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outspent. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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