out·​score | \ˌau̇t-ˈskȯr \
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

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The mice from groups outscored the twosomes and also had less inflammation in the memory part of the brain, according to her study released this year. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "Baby Boomers Get More Selective About Friends," 18 July 2018 Through four games this postseason, the Eagles are outscoring teams, 65-20. Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "BC High, Acton-Boxboro to meet for Division 1 boys’ lacrosse state title," 16 June 2018 Golden State outscored the Cavaliers by 14 points in the second half of Wednesday's 110-102 win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Cavaliers owner deletes tweet about officiating during Game 3 of NBA Finals," 7 June 2018 Arizona outscored the Marlins 21-4 in the series, nursing a 1-0 lead through six innings before blowing the game open. Bob Baum, Sun-Sentinel.com, "D'backs' Matt Koch baffles Marlins as Miami loses sixth straight game," 3 June 2018 The Huskies trailed at the half in each of those games, outscored by an average of 37-27. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Huskies hold on for a needed victory, topping San Diego 66-63 behind Jaylen Nowell’s 18 points," 13 Nov. 2018 Yet, only in this wacky NL West could the Giants (30-31) enter Wednesday still under .500, outscored by 32 runs, and be smack in the middle of this division race. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "The wild, wild NL West: Baseball's worst division is absolutely fascinating," 6 June 2018 Kevin Love, for example, turned out to be a complete liability in the 2017 Finals between these same teams; Cleveland was outscored by a team-worst 13.7 points per 100 possessions with Love on the floor. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Process of Elimination: Four Reasons Why the Cavaliers Don't Stand a Chance in the NBA Finals," 31 May 2018 Image The Rockets ended that quarter outscored by 33-15. Michael Powell, New York Times, "You Knew the Warriors Were Coming Back. The Rockets Did, Too.," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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