outshoot

verb

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

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 River Falls salvaged a scoreless tie after one period despite being outshot 21-7. Jim Hoehn, Twin Cities, 29 Feb. 2024 Wisconsin outshot Minnesota State, 37-18, and seven players scored in the Badgers’ seventh straight win. Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2024 The Blackhawks outshot the Sharks 8-0 over the final 5:58 to end the second period. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 Florida outshot the Flyers, generated more high-danger chances and essentially played to a draw with Philadelphia before the Flyers scored a game-winning goal with 21.3 seconds left. David Wilson, Miami Herald, 7 Mar. 2024 In the first game, Mexico outshot Argentina 16-3 but had to settle for a scoreless draw. Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 And while Brazil dominated the possession battle and outshot the U.S. 11-7, the South Americans never put a shot on goal. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Hill-Murray outshot White Bear Lake, but Anderson noted a majority of the Pioneers’ shots came from the outside. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 6 Mar. 2024 Arizona was outshot in the middle period by a 21-5 margin. Pat Graham, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outshoot was in 1530

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“Outshoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outshoot. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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