Definition of outgun in US English:

outgun

verboutgunned, outgunning, outguns

[with object]often as adjective outgunned
  • 1Have better or more weaponry than.

    ‘offensives that overwhelmed the outgunned and outmanned armies’
    • ‘The day after the election, as the recount began, his campaign was already outgunned, outmanned, and outmatched.’
    • ‘Can a nation so out-manned, so outgunned, fighting not on one or two fronts but on every side, possibly survive more than a few days?’
    • ‘Is the army or are the rebels outgunned by the other side?’
    • ‘You have been outmaneuvered and are outgunned.’
    • ‘Besides being critically short of fuel, Rommel was outgunned and outmanned by the British.’
    • ‘Force-on-force maneuver warfare is not advantageous to the enemy when he is outmanned and outgunned.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, once you start to acquire some of the more powerful planes, like the jets, you've probably racked up more than enough upgrade tokens to outmaneuver and outgun anything the enemy can throw at you.’
    • ‘For their sakes, given how badly they are outgunned, one hopes they will have the sense to throw down their weapons, change into civvies, and go home.’
    • ‘The group of up to 50 masked gunmen who carried out the raid had several lines of attack, back-up vehicles, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy explosives, completely outgunning the policemen and their Kalashnikovs.’
    • ‘With around 7,500 soldiers, it is outmanned and outgunned by some of the larger militias that have Soviet-era tanks and artillery pieces.’
    • ‘‘Don't worry, Dad,’ I tell him, ‘if he comes up to Washington Heights, he will be outgunned.’’
    • ‘Our little force, outmanned and outgunned, held him off for better than twenty hours, and then slipped out under his nose.’
    • ‘They are outgunned, out-shipped and out-manned.’
    • ‘In the past, Treasury has consistently outgunned other ministries because they could afford more policy analysts (cutting their competition's budgets also helped a bit here).’
    • ‘However, the convoy was protected by HMS Ramillies and neither German ship could risk being hit by a ship that in other circumstances would easily be outgunned by both German ships.’
    • ‘Men tend to be not very politically active where gender issues are concerned and can easily be outgunned and outmanoeuvred.’
    • ‘When a carload of thieves tried to steal oranges from our yard, I soon found myself outmanned and outgunned - and decided that 100 pounds of pilfered fruit is not worth your life.’
    • ‘He outguns them all and wins and a fairytale is born.’
    • ‘They never knew they were seriously outgunned.’
    • ‘The exchanges were dynamic and carefree with both sets of defences mournfully looking on as they were outgunned and outmanoeuvred.’
    1. 1.1 Surpass in power or strength.
      ‘the team were outgunned by the joint title favorites’

Pronunciation

outgun

/ˌoutˈɡən//ˌaʊtˈɡən/