out·​hit ˌau̇t-ˈhit How to pronounce outhit (audio)
outhit; outhitting; outhits

transitive verb

: to outdo in hitting : to get more hits than (another player or team)
"We got outhit, outpitched, outplayed—pretty simple," Spartans coach J Howell said.Rich Greene

Examples of outhit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the game, at least until Pavelski rallied the Stars in the middle of the third period, Seattle won the races for loose pucks and outhit the Stars by a wide margin — 18-3 in the first period alone. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 3 May 2023 The Ravens outplayed and outhit the Cincinnati Bengals for most of the night but came up short after quarterback Tyler Huntley fumbled at the goal line and watched Sam Hubbard return the ball 98 yards for a game-winning touchdown in a 24-17 loss Sunday night. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 16 Jan. 2023 Shiloh Christian struggled to put the ball down as Brookland outhit the Lady Saints 46-19 in kills. Paul Boyd, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2022 None of that was certain after the Oilers dismantled them and outhit them in the previous two games and threatened to run away with the series. Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2022 The Cubs outhit the Reds 12-10 but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Meanwhile, Henderson outhit the Orioles by himself with the Tides, strengthening his case for a promotion as early as this week, when rosters expand by two. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2022 But for now — in the wake of a weekend walloping in which the Dodgers outscored the Padres 20-4, outhit them 33-12 and trailed after only one of 27 innings — the two franchises still feel worlds apart, separated by 151/2 games in the NL West. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2022 The Rays led for the bulk of the game and outhit the Orioles 12 to five, but Baltimore’s hits were more timely and more damaging, as more than half left the park. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'outhit.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outhit was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near outhit

Cite this Entry

“Outhit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outhit. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!