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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Entering the game, the Brewers had scored only 24 runs at home in 10 games, and had been outscored, 79-64, overall. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 12, Marlins 3: Bats finally break loose; Ryan Braun reaches 1,000 career RBI," 19 Apr. 2018 The Rays have outscored opponents 18-1 in the first this season. Ian Harrison, The Seattle Times, "Cheap seats: Meadows, Lowe go way deep as Rays beat Jays," 12 Apr. 2019 Vegas had outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first period at home during the playoffs, but the Caps got two goals. Fox News, "Vegas Golden Knights score 6 goals to get past Washington Capitals in Stanley Cup Final opener," 29 May 2018 Through the first two games of the postseasn, Arrowhead had outscored its foes, 23-0. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lake Country playoff roundup: Kettle Moraine dominates golf sectional, Arrowhead softball to sectional final," 29 May 2018 Despite missing key center Nicklas Backstrom because of an injury, the Capitals have outscored the Lightning 10-4 in the two games in Tampa. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Capitals giving Washington fans reason to believe as they take 2-0 lead vs. Lightning home," 14 May 2018 In the seven-game win streak, Hough has outscored opponents 78-5. Langston Wertz Jr., charlotteobserver, "How a Clemson recruit hopes to lead hot Hough High team to a state baseball title | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 The Pacers didn’t have a single transition basket in the first quarter, were outscored 18-6 in the paint and trailed by as many as 13. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Irving’s late layup lifts Celtics over Pacers 114-112," 29 Mar. 2019 Roger Hunt, who scored 42 goals in the 1961/62 season when Liverpool were a second division club, is the only other player to have currently outscored Salah in 126 years of Reds history. SI.com, "41 & Counting: How Mohamed Salah Compares to Liverpool's All-Time Top Single Season Goalscorers," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of outscore

1885, in the meaning defined above

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