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English definition of “outgun”

outgun

verb [T, usually passive]     /ˌaʊtˈɡʌn/ (-nn-)
to get an advantage over or be stronger than people or companies who are involved in the same industry or activity as you are: In the last decade, the company has outgunned some of the nation's biggest corporate heavyweights in the battle for prized military contracts.be outgunned by sb/sth Despite strong backing from labor unions, supporters of the proposed family-leave program fear being outgunned by big business in a referendum campaign.
(Definition of outgun verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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