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outgunverb [T]

uk   /ˌaʊtˈɡʌn/  us   /ˌaʊtˈɡʌn/ (-nn-)
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.
to beat a person or team by using greater skill: The Democrat is doing well in the polls in most states, but he seems to be outgunned in Florida. Arsenal were outgunned by Norwich in Saturday's game.
(Definition of outgun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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outgunverb [T, usually passive]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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