One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Shoot better than (someone else).
- ‘Eastern target shooters also outshot men from the west.’
- ‘For a Smith duty auto to outshoot a Smith target revolver is almost unheard of.’
- ‘When I was a younger man, I believed what I read in the gun magazines and presumed that an auto would always easily outshoot a revolver when things went to warp speed.’
- ‘As I often experience today, the factory ammunition outshot my standard handload.’
- ‘But was it her fault that she could outride, outfight, outshoot, outfly, outeverything him?’
- ‘Now he regrets it because I can outshoot him at targets.’
- ‘It doesn't always outshoot the higher priced stuff, but it does so often enough to warrant your consideration.’
- ‘More than likely, at least one brand or load will clearly outshoot the others.’
- 1.1 (in sports) make or take more shots than (another player or team).
- ‘The Scots dominated the game, outshooting their opponents 35 to 0.’
- ‘We went into overtime and they outshot us 13-1, but the one goal we got was the winning goal.’
- ‘The Warriors lost a battle despite outshooting and mostly outplaying their opponents.’
- ‘Despite outshooting the Japanese 41-32, the host country won by a 4-1 margin.’
- ‘They outshot us one night 50-20 and were skating circles around us.’
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