out·​shoot | \ ˌau̇t-ˈshüt How to pronounce outshoot (audio) \
outshot\ ˌau̇t-​ˈshät How to pronounce outshoot (audio) \; outshooting

Definition of outshoot

transitive verb

1 : to surpass in shooting or making shots
2 : to shoot or go beyond

Examples of outshoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Aces responded with a 10-4 and proceeded to outrun, outshoot and outclass Indiana in a 90-77 beatdown. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 22 July 2022 The Magic didn’t outshoot the Bulls with efficiency, but the frantic energy of Franz Wagner and Wendell Carter Jr. harassed the Bulls onto the defensive throughout the game. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 4 Jan. 2022 The Sabres, who lead 6-2 after two periods, outshoot the Capitals 22-3 in the final period. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2021 In Minnesota, the Spurs could not even outshoot the frigid outside temperature. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Nov. 2021 Mayfield and the passing attack has the potency to outshoot Herbert, but after dropping a close one in Minnesota, Stefanski resets by trying to ride a more-than-capable Chubb and Hunt with reckless abandon to keep Herbert on the sideline. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 4 Oct. 2021 Minnesota even began to outshoot Wisconsin late in the period with a 12-7 shot advantage heading into the first intermission. Nick Kelly, Star Tribune, 6 Feb. 2021 That combination will outshoot most 12-gauge, 3-inch magnums with any factory load/choke combo. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 20 Apr. 2020 The Avs generally dominated the first period, outshooting the visitors 14-3. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, 3 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of outshoot

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outshoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outshoot. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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