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 One big difference is that the Biden campaign heavily outspent Trump in Florida in June, July and August. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Sep. 2020 But Burk, a real estate developer, has also outspent Donnell Willis, Turtle Creek Conservancy chief executive, nearly eight to one — by over $257,000 compared to about $34,000. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, 2 June 2021 Ross, a former Arlington police officer and chairman of the Arlington Police Foundation board, far outspent any of the other candidates in the race — $311,347. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 1 May 2021 Gun control groups have actually outspent gun rights groups in some recent elections. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2021 Despite being heavily outspent by McGrath in last year's Democratic Senate primary, Booker's campaign surged in the month leading up to the primary — along with his prominence in the protest movement for Taylor — and picked up 42.6% of the vote. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 12 Apr. 2021 Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors for every week until the election. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Apr. 2021 The group was also outspent by opposing groups during the 2018 election for the first time ever. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Mar. 2021 But groups like Doar's are now routinely outspent in Minnesota. Jim Spencer, Star Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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