outvote

verb out·vote \ ˌau̇t-ˈvōt \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of outvote

outvoted; outvoting
transitive verb
: to cast more votes than
  • … youth voter turnout in presidential elections has fallen below 50 percent, and Baby Boomers now outvote their children's generation …
  • —Derek Thompson
: to defeat by a majority of votes
  • two groups combining to outvote the other members of the board

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1647


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