[verb out-shoot; noun out-shoot]
- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for outshot
There was, however, one department of culture in which Sally outshot all competitors.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
Outshot the German snipers, as he said he could, and got three of them before a fourth got him.The Brighton Boys in the Trenches
James R. Driscoll
Our guns had been outshot, our infantry checked, and our cavalry paralysed.The Great Boer War
Arthur Conan Doyle
- (tr) to surpass or excel in shooting
- to go or extend beyond (something)
- a thing that projects or shoots out
- the act or state of shooting out or protruding
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