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 Bulls came into the title game with 16 straight wins and had outscored their first four playoff opponents by a whopping 84-5 margin. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, "Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse stifles Hereford, claims first state championship with 8-6 win," 24 May 2018 Since March 25, the Bulldogs have reeled off nine straight victories and have outscored their opponents by a total of 74-22. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford basketball adds Henderson, Jr., to 2018-19 roster," 12 Apr. 2018 The Pirates also got little help from their bench, which was outscored 28-9 by the NCCU reserves. charlotteobserver, "Queens rolls into NCAA regional semifinals behind Todd Withers, balanced scoring | Charlotte Observer," 10 Mar. 2018 In 2016, the Eagles saw their 26-year regional title streak end as well but then pocketed four individual state crowns and outscored Riverdale by 19 for the crown. Brant Parsons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Class 2A state tournament preview and predictions," 28 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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