out·shoot | \ˌau̇t-ˈshüt \
outshot\ˌau̇t-ˈshät \; outshooting

Definition of outshoot 

transitive verb

1 : to surpass in shooting or making shots

2 : to shoot or go beyond

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The Capitals also owned the puck in the second period, outshooting Tampa Bay 14-6. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Failure to seize momentum vs. Lightning brings doubt back to Capitals and their fans," 18 May 2018 The Terps, however, answered back in the second, outshooting the Blue Jays, 10-4, and crawling back to tie the score at 5. Jacob Shames, baltimoresun.com, "Johns Hopkins rallies past Maryland, 13-10, for Big Ten men's lacrosse championship," 6 May 2018 Jares' shot attempt proved to be the lone one on the day for Muskego, which was outshot 15 to 1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State soccer: Sheboygan North shuts out Muskego in Division 1 semifinal," 14 June 2018 Charlotte outshot the Phantoms 12-1 in the third overtime. 3 who mattered Krushelnyski (Lehigh Valley): After more than seven periods of hockey, Krushelnyski had enough energy left to score the winning goal. Steve Lyttle, charlotteobserver, "Whew! How historic night - and morning - ends in disappointment for Charlotte Checkers | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 Leading 1-0 after one period, Florida pulled away with two goals in the second while outshooting New York 19-11. Vin A. Cherwoo, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers one point out of final playoff spot with 3-0 win over Islanders," 27 Mar. 2018 After a scoreless first period, the Penguins scored three times in the second while outshooting the Islanders 18-8. USA TODAY, "Crosby, Jarry lead Penguins to 4-0 win over Islanders," 5 Jan. 2018 Nashville, which outshot New York 18-11 in the first period, kept up the pressure and had a 19-9 advantage in the middle period. USA TODAY, "Josi scores in OT to rally Predators past Islanders, 5-4," 5 Feb. 2018 Mexico dominated from the start, holding the ball for nearly 70% of the game, outshooting Wales 17-2 and forcing Welsh keeper Wayne Hennessey into nine saves. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Mexico left with few answers after 0-0 draw," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of outshoot

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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