out·​score | \ ˌau̇t-ˈskȯr How to pronounce outscore (audio) \
outscored; outscoring

Definition of outscore

transitive verb

: to score more points than The Cats went on to outscore the Chargers 16-10 in the third and 17-12 in the fourth to win by 16.— Dick Sparrer

Examples of outscore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Texas’ antics and energy were largely absent for the final 20 minutes of the game, allowing the Red Raiders to seize the momentum and outscore the Longhorns 41–29 in the final period. Stephen Wagner, Dallas News, "3 takeaways from No. 4 Texas’ 79–77 loss to Texas Tech: Poor free throw shooting devastates Longhorns in first Big 12 loss," 13 Jan. 2021 Tagovailoa and the explosive receiving corps of DeVonta Smith (213 yards, 2 TDs), Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, along with Najee Harris’ 146 rushing yards, mounted an incredible comeback to outscore LSU 28-13 in the second half. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Alabama-LSU games ranked: Grading the Nick Saban era," 3 Dec. 2020 Rutgers and Indiana combined to outscore them 52-28. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Three ways Ohio State football can win the way it needs to at Michigan State: Buckeye Take," 4 Dec. 2020 Against a Falcons team that has yielded the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, having Hill playing any meaningful role at QB would give him the potential to outscore just about any other tight end. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football waiver wire: Is it finally time to embrace Saints' Taysom Hill?," 17 Nov. 2020 The offense has the ability to outscore old friend Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker or anybody else the Panthers put at quarterback. Mark Craig, Star Tribune, "Mark Craig's Week 12 NFL picks against the spread," 25 Nov. 2020 Oviedo, led by senior Tyler Hanley, scored 216 points to outscore two St. Johns County schools, Creekside (192.5) and Bartram Trail (188). Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, "Dawson Joyce excels, Oviedo three-peats in FHSAA state swim meet," 8 Nov. 2020 It was matched against Alabama’s defense, which was pretty awful itself, and did just enough thanks to four Anders Carlson field goals and two pick 6s to outscore one of the nation’s most explosive offenses. Charles Hollis, al, "No Saban on sideline is no big deal against outmanned Auburn," 27 Nov. 2020 Injuries have left the Commodores' defense short-handed, which opponents have pounced on to outscore them 136-35 the past three games alone. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Mississippi State-Vanderbilt live stream (11/7): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2021

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“Outscore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outscore. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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