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 Teams couldn’t outscore them and couldn’t score on them. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 1 June 2022 Only Toronto, which can outscore most anyone, allowed more goals among playoff teams. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2022 Then the Wolverines erased the rest of the deficit in the second half and went on to outscore the Rams 46-27 in the final 20 minutes. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2022 Stanford: After arguably their worst first half performance of the season, the Cardinal settled into their offense and shot a scorching 53.1% from the field and 53.8% from three to outscore Utah 53-36 in the second half. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Jan. 2022 In his first six minutes, the Warriors were able to outscore Phoenix 25-14 and take the lead. C.j. Holmes, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 The trio helped the Blue Devils shoot 54.7% and outscore the Razorbacks 46-34 in the paint and finish with a 34-25 rebounding edge. Bob Holt, Arkansas Online, 28 Mar. 2022 Evangel used its size advantage to outscore Todd County Central 38-20 in the paint and win the rebounding battle 37-20. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 29 Jan. 2022 There does seem to be some amount of trying to outscore the opponent that goes on from different ends of the political spectrum. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Outscore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outscore. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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