out·​draw | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdrȯ How to pronounce outdraw (audio) \
outdrew\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrü How to pronounce outdrew (audio) \; outdrawn\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrȯn How to pronounce outdrawn (audio) \; outdrawing

Definition of outdraw

transitive verb

1 : to attract a larger audience or following than
2 : to draw a handgun more quickly than

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The Cubs hit their low-water mark on the field at 61-101 in 2012, and in fact the 85-77 Sox that year outdrew the North Siders’ games on what’s now known as NBC Sports Chicago. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "White Sox’s TV ratings — best in 5 years — similar to what the Cubs enjoyed before their World Series climb," 9 July 2019 According to attendance records from 2018, the Bills (on average) still managed to outdraw the Buccaneers, Bengals, Rams and Washington in terms of percentage of stadium filled. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Would the NFL Really Take the Bills Out of Buffalo?," 4 June 2019 Low-cost index funds continue to outdraw stock- and bond-picking strategies, adding to the pressure on managers’ profit margins. Justin Baer, WSJ, "State Street Is Cutting 1,500 Jobs," 18 Jan. 2019 In fact, taped poker — taped poker! — often outdraws live soccer. Norman Chad Special To The Express-news, San Antonio Express-News, "Chad: Soccer explosion happening in U.S.," 7 May 2018 The American League outdrew the National League by the end of the 1902 season. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Our history: Major League Baseball birthed in Cincinnati," 27 June 2018 With 18-to-49 viewers, Kimmel was tops, and Fallon in repeats outdrew new Colbert episodes. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "NBA Finals deliver weekly win for ABC," 12 June 2018 Each Final Four host city between 2009-17 — Arlington, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston (twice), Indianapolis (twice), New Orleans and Phoenix — outdrew San Antonio by attracting at least 70,000 fans per session. Adam Zuvanich, San Antonio Express-News, "Alamodome’s fourth time as Final Four host its best showing yet," 3 Apr. 2018 Mexico's national team regularly outdraws the USMNT on U.S. soil and its national league dominates the U.S. TV ratings race. Brian Straus, SI.com, "United States of El Tri: Mexico Owns America's World Cup Spotlight," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of outdraw

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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