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outdraw

[ out-draw ]
/ ˌaʊtˈdrɔ /
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verb (used with object), out·drew, out·drawn, out·draw·ing.

to draw a gun, revolver, etc., from a holster, faster than (an opponent or competitor): She could outdraw any member of the club.
to prove a greater attraction than; exceed in attracting an audience, patrons, attention, etc.: She outdraws all male stars at the box office.

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Origin of outdraw

First recorded in 1905–10; out- + draw
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