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 Blue Darters romped past Pine Ridge 35-7 in two quarters, then outscored Orange City University 42-13 in the second half of action. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka wins two in spring football jamboree at Pine Ridge," 24 May 2018 The Huskies led 6-3 at the half and with outscoring the Warriors in quarter three, 2-1, had an 8-4 lead into the final quarter. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Patterson Mill, Bel Air boys to play for region lacrosse titles," 15 May 2018 Lincoln-Way East’s boys rode momentum into the second half, outscoring Sandburg 4-1 in the third quarter to take control. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Rocket fuel: Ryan Utt lifts the Lincoln-Way East boys water polo team to state; Griffin girls also advance," 13 May 2018 Wakefield 11, Beverly 3 — The Warriors (2-1) outscored the Panthers, 6-0, in the fourth quarter to pull away. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "Hingham boys’ lacrosse tops St. John’s Prep," 7 Apr. 2018 Yadier Molina hit a leadoff homer in the fourth for the Cardinals, outscored 15-6 in the first two games. Ronald Blum, courant.com, "Dejong's 1st Multihomer Game Leads Cards Over Mets 5-1," 1 Apr. 2018 Lakers: Los Angeles outscored Dallas 46-30 in the paint. . Dan Greenspan, star-telegram, "Randle’s double-double lifts Lakers to 103-93 win over Mavs | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 29 Mar. 2018 The Bearcats had a 44-33 rebounding edge and outscored Nevada 20-9 in second-chance points but allowed Nevada to get the rebound that decided the game. Steve Megargee, chicagotribune.com, "Comeback for the ages: Nevada edges Cincinnati 75-73 to set up Sweet 16 matchup vs. Loyola," 18 Mar. 2018 The preference for the long ball left the Heat outscored 68-40 in the paint by the Kings. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Miami Heat finding 3-for-all not always an easy answer," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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