out·​shoot | \ ˌau̇t-ˈshüt How to pronounce outshoot (audio) \
outshot\ ˌau̇t-​ˈshät How to pronounce outshot (audio) \; 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 Islanders outshot the Penguins 11-7 in the scoreless first period. Vin A. Cherwoo, The Seattle Times, "Eberle, Bailey help Islanders beat Penguins 3-1 in Game 2," 13 Apr. 2019 The Green Terror improved to 2-1, and sophomore goalie Katherine Carstensen made three saves for her first shutout of the season, and McDaniel outshot the Spartans 18-6. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "McDaniel Notebook: Stefanelli has solid return for Green Terror football," 9 Sep. 2019 Trailing by three after one period, the Lightning picked up their intensity in the second and outshot the Islanders 22-14. Vin A. Cherwoo, The Seattle Times, "Cizikas, Clutterbuck help Islanders beat Lightning 5-1," 13 Jan. 2019 Despite the absences, the Thorns found plenty of scoring opportunities Saturday night, outshooting Sky Blue 19-8 in the match. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Portland Thorns settle for disappointing 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC in controversial game," 4 Aug. 2019 San Jose outshot them 32-4 after that in what was a dismal, embarrassing and wholly forgettable night for the team. Los Angeles Times, "Soccer! Jessica McDonald, Tierna Davidson had different journeys to the top," 16 July 2019 Thanks to the fourth quarter run, Indiana outshot Los Angeles from the field (46.4%-43.6%) and from the 3-point line (50%-31.8%). Robby General, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Fever show life late, fall short against Los Angeles Sparks, 90-84," 12 July 2019 Portland outshot the Reign 6-3 in the first 45 minutes as the game turned into a defensive battle between the two sides. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Portland Thorns suffer 1-0 loss to rival Reign FC at Providence Park," 5 July 2019 In the first, the teams played neck-to-neck, with Orlando slightly out-possessing the Union and outshooting with eight goals to Philadelphia’s seven. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City falls 3-1 to Philadelphia Union while down two men due to red cards," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of outshoot

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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