verb (used with object), out·gunned, out·gun·ning.
- to exceed in firepower.
- to outdo or overwhelm, as by superior forces: Local manufacturers have been outgunned by the overseas competition.
verb -guns, -gunning or -gunned (tr)
- to surpass in fire power
- to surpass in shooting
- informal to surpass or excel
v.1690s, from out (adv.) + gun. Related: Outgunned; outgunning.