[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 outshoot
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
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!
If we cannot outshoot Blinkers, as you call him, we shall take our medicine like men.The Battleship Boys at Sea
Frank Gee Patchin
- (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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