Definition of outnumber verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

outnumber

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outnumber
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbər//
 
he / she / it outnumbers
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbərz//
 
past simple outnumbered
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbərd//
 
past participle outnumbered
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbərd//
 
-ing form outnumbering
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈnʌmbərɪŋ//
 
 
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outnumber somebody/something to be greater in number than somebody/something The demonstrators were heavily outnumbered by the police. In this profession, women outnumber men by two to one (= there are twice as many women as men).Extra examples The Czechs outnumbered the Slovaks by at least two to one. The Spanish were hopelessly outnumbered in the battle. Their failures vastly outnumber their successes.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outnumber