outkill

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Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ kill.

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Verb[edit]

outkill (third-person singular simple present outkills, present participle outkilling, simple past and past participle outkilled)

  1. (transitive, stative) To kill more than.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 119:
      Southerners do not outkill northerners in homicides carried out during robberies, they found, only in those sparked by quarrels.