out·​draw | \ˌau̇t-ˈdrȯ \
outdrew\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrü \; outdrawn\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrȯn \; 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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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 Given the affinity for Mexican soccer among the town’s 62 percent Latino majority, a Mexican soccer team in San Antonio could outdraw most MLS teams. Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News, "Join the LigaMX-to-San Antonio bandwagon," 10 May 2018 And on Saturday night, the minor-league soccer team outdrew them. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Daugherty: Cincinnati Reds are the worst right now, but it's time for 1-month NBA affair," 7 May 2018 Ratings suggest that Friday nights and late starts can outdraw Saturday afternoons, when viewers have a variety of choices. David Wharton, latimes.com, "Another disappointing year for the Pac-12 weighs on Commissioner Larry Scott," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of outdraw

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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