[verb out-shoot; noun out-shoot]
verb (used with object), out·shot, out·shoot·ing.
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), out·shot, out·shoot·ing.
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-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for outshoot
Historical Examples of outshoot
These leather-chapped youths could outride and outshoot them.
The first ball was an outshoot that just cut the corner of the plate.
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.
If we cannot outshoot Blinkers, as you call him, we shall take our medicine like men.
British Dictionary definitions for outshoot
verb (ˌaʊtˈʃuːt) -shoots, -shooting or -shot
(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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