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English definition of “outgun”

outgun

verb [T] uk   /ˌaʊtˈɡʌn/ (-nn-) us  
to win a war or fight by having more weapons than the other side: Despite being heavily outgunned, the rebel forces seem to have held on to the south side of the city.FightingWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport to beat a person or team by using greater skill: Arsenal were outgunned by Norwich in Saturday's game.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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