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[verb out-shoot; noun out-shoot] /verb ˌaʊtˈʃut; noun ˈaʊtˌʃut/
verb (used with object), outshot, outshooting.
to surpass in shooting, as in accuracy or in number of shots made.
to shoot beyond.
to shoot (something) out; send forth:
a tree outshooting its roots.
verb (used without object), outshot, outshooting.
to shoot forth; project:
sparks outshooting from the fire.
an act or instance of shooting out:
an outshoot of his fist that staggered his opponent.
something that shoots out:
a row of outshoots from the soil.
Origin of outshoot
First recorded in 1520-30; out- + shoot1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These leather-chapped youths could outride and outshoot them.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • The first ball was an outshoot that just cut the corner of the plate.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King

    Lester Chadwick
  • There was scarce a man in the Cumberlands or the Appalachians who could outshoot him.

  • Time was when I could outshoot thee three matches in four; now should I miss the side of a house at a hundred paces.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • If we cannot outshoot Blinkers, as you call him, we shall take our medicine like men.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • The Strength which made your black bow an instrument of doom made you who loose its shafts and me who can outshoot you far.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • Vose looked about the bases very deliberately, and then offered Jack an outshoot.

    Weatherby's Inning Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Delicate Forbes could outshoot and outride even Jed Brower when he chose, and his courage with cattle was that of a man.

    A Voice in the Wilderness Grace Livingston Hill
  • He was jack-fool enough to think that with this leather pipe he could outshoot the best archer in Christendom.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for outshoot


verb (ˌaʊtˈʃuːt) -shoots, -shooting, -shot
(transitive) to surpass or excel in shooting
to go or extend beyond (something)
noun (ˈaʊtˌʃuːt)
a thing that projects or shoots out
the act or state of shooting out or protruding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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