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"outgun" in British English

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outgunverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌaʊtˈɡʌn/ (-nn-)
to ​win a ​war or ​fight by having more ​weapons than the other ​side: Despite being ​heavily outgunned, the ​rebelforcesseem to have ​held on to the ​southside of the ​city. to ​beat a ​person or ​team by using ​greaterskill: 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 ​corporateheavyweights in the ​battle for ​prized military ​contracts.be outgunned by sb/sth Despite ​strongbacking from ​laborunions, supporters of the ​proposed family-leave ​program fear being outgunned by ​bigbusiness in a referendum ​campaign.
(Definition of outgun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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