[out-guhn] /ˌaʊtˈgʌn/

verb (used with object), outgunned, outgunning.
to exceed in firepower.
to outdo or overwhelm, as by superior forces:
Local manufacturers have been outgunned by the overseas competition.
verb (transitive) -guns, -gunning, -gunned
to surpass in fire power
to surpass in shooting
(informal) to surpass or excel

1690s, from out (adv.) + gun. Related: Outgunned; outgunning.


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