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

Examples of outdraw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s what’s known as a classic race, a coin flip: Does the pocket pair hold, or does the ace-king outdraw it to win? Maria Konnikova, The Atlantic, "How I Became a Poker Champion in One Year," 23 June 2020 Last week, Fox News outdrew its broadcast and cable news competition during President Trump’s State of the Union address, topping all broadcast networks and while also doubling the viewership of CNN and MSNBC combined in the process. Fox News, "Fox News has largest cable news primetime audience in New Hampshire primary history," 13 Feb. 2020 Kylee Kimosh, entertainment director for The Rustic, a Dallas bar with live music seven days a week, agrees that cover bands typically outdraw original acts and command larger fees. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Tribute bands are big business in Dallas," 5 Feb. 2020 The Thorns averaged 20,098 fans per game in 2019, outdrawing 15 Major League Soccer teams. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Thorns could make key roster changes in offseason after disappointing end to 2019 season," 30 Oct. 2019 In the other version, Cora grabbed Richardson by the collar, and when Richardson reached for his weapon, Cora outdrew him and killed him. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco love story: A hooker, her gambling man and a hanging," 23 Aug. 2019 Those in the industry countered with their knight, outdrawing the other group 5-to-1 before a monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Protests, counter-protests at Del Mar show horse racing finally paying attention," 22 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of outdraw

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outdraw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdraw. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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