Definition of 'outnumber'
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It's a place where polar bears outnumber people and the snowmobile tracks could be better, frankly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The few thousand rebel fighters of the western mountains are heavily outnumbered and outgunned. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It just shows that the good people in this world far outnumber the evil ones. The Sun (2013)Human beings here are vastly outnumbered by animals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are now easily outnumbered by exotic supercars and luxurious limousines from that era. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Just a skeleton midwifery staff heavily outnumbered by expectant mums. The Sun (2013)His business failures vastly outnumber the successes. The Sun (2014)They were heavily outnumbered and outgunned. The Sun (2007)The owl will be heavily outnumbered. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The crowd of surprisingly young visitors staring earnestly at this great painting seemed to outnumber people in the rest of the museum. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Though outnumbered four to one, the commando fighters cleared the entire headland. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Thankfully, the good people outnumber the bad! The Sun (2015)Twenty years ago, younger mothers outnumbered older ones by three to one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The number of soldiers at the games will now outnumber those in Afghanistan. The Sun (2012)The five left were upgraded to business class - and outnumbered two to one by the cabin crew. The Sun (2008)Those calling for action outnumbered people against air strikes by 59 per cent against 25 per cent. The Sun (2015)
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Used Occasionally. outnumber is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'outnumber'
British English: outnumber VERB
If one group of people or things outnumbers another, the first group has more people or things in it than the second group.
...a town where men outnumber women four to one.
- American English: outnumber
- Brazilian Portuguese: exceder em número
- Chinese: 在数量上超过
- European Spanish: superar en número
- French: être plus nombreux que
- German: zahlenmäßig überlegen sein
- Italian: superare in numero
- Japanese: 数で勝る
- Korean: ~보다 수가 많다
- European Portuguese: exceder em número
- Spanish: superar en número
Definition of outnumber from the Collins English Dictionary
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