Outguns vs Outruns - What's the difference?

outguns | outruns |


As verbs the difference between outguns and outruns

is that outguns is (outgun) while outruns is (outrun).

outguns

English

Verb

(head)
  • (outgun)

  • outgun

    English

    Alternative forms

    * out-gun

    Verb

    (outgunn)
  • to be more heavily armed than, to have more firepower than
  • * 1917 , , War and the Future ,
  • Two can play at destructive industrialism, and now we out-gun you. We are piling up munitions now faster than you.
  • * 1922 , , Captain Blood ,
  • "Boarding is our only chance here. We are too heavily outgunned ."
  • * 1994 , , State of the Union Address ,
  • There is no sporting purpose on earth that should stop the United States Congress from banishing assault weapons that outgun police and cut down children.

    outruns

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (outrun)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    outrun

    English

    Verb

  • To run faster than the others.
  • To exceed or overextend.
  • * 1813 , Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice , Modern Library Edition (1995), page 164
  • They will take care not to outrun their income. They will never be distressed for money.
  • * 1851 ,
  • [...] as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me. Reality outran apprehension; Captain Ahab stood upon his quarter-deck.

    References

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sheepdog trials) The sheepdog's initial run towards the sheep, done in a curving motion so as not to startle them.