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 Wildcats outshot the Cougars 67 percent to 33 percent in the first. USA TODAY, "Trier, Ayton lead No. 9 Arizona over Washington State 100-72," 1 Feb. 2018 By the end of the contest, Coppell outshot the Tigers 27-8 overall and 14-4 in shots on goal. Justin Maskulinski, Houston Chronicle, "Spring Woods falls to Coppell in double-overtime thriller," 13 Apr. 2018 The Capitals outshot the Lightning 38-23 but didn't help goaltender Braden Holtby with six minor penalties. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Victor Hedman, Lightning beat Capitals to cut East final deficit to 2-1," 15 May 2018 Boston has outshot them in all four games and owns a .376 to .296 advantage on the series from three-point range. David Murphy, Philly.com, "A few big reasons for optimism about the Sixers in Game 5 against the Celtics | David Murphy," 9 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of outshoot

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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