Outvote \Out*vote"\, v. t. To exceed in the number of votes given; to defeat by votes. --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • outvote — out‧vote [aʊtˈvəʊt ǁ ˈvoʊt] verb [transitive] to defeat a person or their ideas, proposals etc by voting against them: • If this Bill is outvoted, the consequences will be very serious. • Some of the smaller EU countries could combine to outvote… …   Financial and business terms

  • outvote — ► VERB ▪ defeat by gaining more votes …   English terms dictionary

  • outvote — [out΄vōt′] vt. outvoted, outvoting to defeat in voting …   English World dictionary

  • outvote — UK [ˌaʊtˈvəʊt] / US [aʊtˈvoʊt] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms outvote : present tense I/you/we/they outvote he/she/it outvotes present participle outvoting past tense outvoted past participle outvoted to defeat someone or something …   English dictionary

  • outvote — /owt voht /, v.t., outvoted, outvoting. to outdo or defeat in voting: The rural districts outvoted the urban districts. The measure was outvoted by the farmers. [1640 50; OUT + VOTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • outvote — verb a) To cast more votes than another b) To defeat another by obtaining more votes …   Wiktionary

  • outvote — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. overwhelm, out ballot, snow under*; see defeat 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • outvote — out|vote [autˈvəut US ˈvout] v [T usually passive] to defeat a person by winning more votes than them ▪ France was outvoted on that issue …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outvote — out|vote [ aut vout ] verb transitive usually passive to defeat someone or something by winning more votes then them: We were outvoted by the senior citizens in the community …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outvote — [[t]a͟ʊtvo͟ʊt[/t]] outvotes, outvoting, outvoted VERB If you are outvoted, more people vote against what you are suggesting than vote for it, so that your suggestion is defeated. [be V ed] They walked out in protest after being outvoted by the… …   English dictionary

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