out·​spent | \ˌau̇t-ˈspent \

Definition of outspent 

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

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Outside groups vastly outspent Democrats, giving Saccone more than enough air-cover. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "3 big numbers from the Pennsylvania special election — in context," 14 Mar. 2018 There’s national attention on her because someone like Ocasio-Cortez — who was outspent, worked like crazy, organized like crazy and has a great message — won. New York Times, "Will a Shocker in New York Have a Ripple Effect in Massachusetts?," 28 June 2018 While outspent by a wide margin, L'Ecluse had the support of some notable political groups and individuals, including the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, California Nurses Association and Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Sacramento City Council: Ashby, Jennings win re-election. Schenirer takes big lead," 5 June 2018 The Florida Democratic Party, often outmaneuvered and almost always outspent, has been the most underperforming in special elections despite several key victories in state Senate and House seats. Steven Lemongello, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida is 'ground zero' to win House, Democratic chair Tom Perez says," 30 May 2018 The industry far outspent anyone in lobbying the federal government last year, pouring $171.5 million into the effort, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Washington Post, "The Health 202: No one wants to be the big, bad wolf of drug costs," 8 May 2018 According to the latest election disclosures, both Dronenburg and Strabone raised more than $100,000, although the challenger has so far outspent the incumbent. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "County assessor: Campaign is drawing interest, political contributions," 4 May 2018 But if the argument is that Republicans were outspent, that's just not true. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "3 big numbers from the Pennsylvania special election — in context," 14 Mar. 2018 But being outspent could be the least of Rauner's worries come November. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Why GOP Illinois governor Bruce Rauner may be the most endangered governor in the nation," 20 Mar. 2018

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1652, in the meaning defined above

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