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(of a person or event) attract a larger crowd than (another person or event).
- ‘From drawing board to league champions in quick succession, the Giants have become Northern Ireland's great sporting phenomenon, outdrawing any team in the province.’
- ‘Only two European cities managed to outdraw Glasgow in terms of fans attending top-flight matches.’
- ‘The cross-town Braves would see a mere 146,500 fans, outdrawn by nearly 2 to 1.’
- ‘Baseball fans responded by swarming the Polo Grounds to see Ruth, doubling Yankees attendance and outdrawing their hosts.’
- ‘Finally, in a widely overlooked dynamic, progressive issues outdrew reactionary issues in some key head-to-head gauges of voter enthusiasm.’
- ‘Expos play a doubleheader in Philadelphia, and the games are outdrawn by a traffic accident on the Ben Franklin Parkway.’
- ‘Last year was the first time in 10 years that Chinese films outdrew foreign films at the Chinese box office.’
- ‘How, it wondered in a December article, could a conservative all-news network outdraw a liberal one?’
- ‘The reruns of this program outdraw all of the first run and live shows that they do.’
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