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

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The win was Seattle’s 15th in its last 16 home openers dating to 2003 with the Seahawks having outscored those opponents 391-151. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "The Final Word: Bob Condotta reviews what the Seahawks did right to beat the Cowboys," 24 Sep. 2018 Newly aligned to Division 3 South this season, the fourth-seeded Green Wave (21-2) have outscored their opponents, 30-0, through two rounds of the tournament. Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "Abington softball shuts out Nantucket to advance to Division 3 South semifinals," 10 June 2018 New Palestine has outscored its opponents 65-2 so far in the tournament. Andrew Hussey, Indianapolis Star, "HS softball: Dominant New Palestine closing in on back-to-back state titles," 7 June 2018 The Toros may have outscored the Mustang all-stars 10-5, but a big chunk of those 10 runs were unearned. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Scrimmage tells Mustang all-stars the real deal is nearing," 6 June 2018 In 14 minutes spread over five games, that group has outscored Golden State 47–22, producing a +25 differential that is the best for any Houston lineup in this series. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Houston’s Blueprint for Life Without Chris Paul: Optimism, Intensity And a Potent Starting Lineup," 26 May 2018 Vegas, which won the Pacific Division title with a mind-boggling 109 points (51-24-7) and had the league’s fifth-best record in the regular season, has gone 12-3 in the playoffs and has outscored its opponents, 42-27. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Former Flyers defenseman Luca Sbisa part of Vegas' 'crazy ride'," 24 May 2018 The team has outscored its opposition in its four games, 36-0. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Huntingtown softball shuts out Reservoir in 3A state semifinals," 24 May 2018 Oregon has never lost a regional game with White at the helm (24-0 in eight seasons) and have outscored teams 144-29 over that span. OregonLive.com, "NCAA softball tournament's Eugene Regional: Get to know the Oregon Ducks and their opponents," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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