outspend
transitive verb Date: 1586 1. to exceed the limits of in spending <
outspends his income
>
2. to spend more than <
outspent the other candidates
>

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  • Outspend — Out spend , n. Outlay; expenditure. [R.] [1913 Webster] A mere outspend of savageness. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outspend — Out spend , v. t. 1. To spend more than. [PJC] 2. To spend to exhaustion; to spend more than the limits of; as, he outspent the entire discretionary fund halfway through the year. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outspend — (v.) mid 15c., to consume totally, use up, from OUT (Cf. out) (adv.) + SPEND (Cf. spend) (v.). Meaning to spend more than another or others is from 1840. Related: Outspent; outspending. Outspent is attested from 1650s as exhausted …   Etymology dictionary

  • outspend — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • outspend — /owt spend /, v.t., outspent, spending. 1. to outdo in spending; spend more than: They seemed determined to outspend their neighbors. 2. to exceed (one s resources) in spending: He quickly outspent his fortune. [1580 90; OUT + SPEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • outspend — verb To spend more than some limit or than another entity. Statistics show that political candidates that greatly outspend their opponents win more frequently …   Wiktionary

  • outspend — out|spend [autˈspend] v past tense and past participle outspent [ ˈspent] [T] to spend more money than another person or organization ▪ In the Senate race, the Republican outspent his rival by nearly $2 million …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outspend — v. spend more than; exceed the limits of in spending …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outspend — verb (past and past participle outspent) spend more than …   English new terms dictionary

  • outspend — out•spend [[t]ˌaʊtˈspɛnd[/t]] v. t. spent, spend•ing 1) to outdo in spending 2) to exceed (one s resources) in spending • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

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