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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Pinson Valley scored its initial drive of the second half but the Huskies managed to outscore the Indians by 16 down the stretch. Evan Dudley, al, "Auburn commit leads Hewitt-Trussville past 2-time defending Class 6A champ Pinson Valley," 23 Aug. 2019 The Wolves outscored their last two opponents 86-12. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "Mobile HS Football: 5 Games to Watch in Coastal Alabama in Week 5," 16 Sep. 2019 Elkins outscored three non-district opponents 134-29. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "FBISD notebook: Travis football rallies to remain undefeated," 16 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, students here outscore their statewide peers on the SAT by an average of 165 points — a gap that grows to roughly 430 points when compared directly to Brighton. BostonGlobe.com, "ada Pierre is tiny, her ambition drawn taut as a bowstring. The 16-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants wears her hair in a small bun atop her head, her emerging political consciousness finding its voice in the bevy of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo stickers she’s pasted to her MacBook.," 15 Sep. 2019 But Susquehanna outscored the Blue Jays 21-6 in the fourth quarter, reaching the end zone on its last three offensive possessions. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Johns Hopkins football pays tribute to late coach Jim Margraff after last-second loss to Susquehanna," 14 Sep. 2019 After a Syracuse field goal made it 17-6 at the half, the Tigers outscored the Orange 24-0 across the final two quarters. 2. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Three takeaways from No. 1 Clemson's blowout win over Syracuse," 13 Sep. 2019 After a dominant, record-setting first half, Arizona got outscored and outgained after intermission. Michael Lev, azcentral, "Arizona football rewind: 5 takeaways from the Wildcats' victory over NAU," 9 Sep. 2019 But for the next three quarters, the Owls outscored the Buckeyes 18-17. Stephen Means, cleveland.com, "Ohio State football’s run defense and ability to make in-game adjustments major keys against Cincinnati: Game-Time Decision," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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