[ verb out-shoot; noun out-shoot ]
/ verb ˌaʊtˈʃut; noun ˈaʊtˌʃut /

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- + shoot1
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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.

  • Our guns had been outshot, our infantry checked, and our cavalry paralysed.

    The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for outshot


verb (ˌaʊtˈʃuːt) -shoots, -shooting or -shot

(tr) 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
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