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 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 The Lakers rallied by outshooting UAA 26-13 in the final two periods and 33-25 for the game. Anchorage Daily News, 6 Jan. 2020 And, sure enough, that’s how the first game of the Wings/’Hawks series – their last as playoff foes in the Western Conference – went down, with Chicago outshooting the Wings 41-21 in a 4-1 victory. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 28 Dec. 2019 The high-volume Bruins put 32 pucks on net in the final two periods, outshooting the Sens, 16-5, in the third. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Dec. 2019 Portland Winterhawks Winterhawks started the game Wednesday outshooting Prince Albert 9-3, then held on as the Raiders slowly brought that margin back. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2019 The Bruins controlled play in the first period, but couldn’t score despite outshooting the Blues, 17-8. Matt Vautour | Mvautour@masslive.com, cleveland, 6 June 2019

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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 14 Jun. 2021.

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