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outshoot

[v. out-shoot; n. out-shoot] /v. ˌaʊtˈʃut; n. ˈaʊtˌʃut/
verb (used with object), outshot, outshooting.
1.
to surpass in shooting, as in accuracy or in number of shots made.
2.
to shoot beyond.
3.
to shoot (something) out; send forth:
a tree outshooting its roots.
verb (used without object), outshot, outshooting.
4.
to shoot forth; project:
sparks outshooting from the fire.
noun
5.
an act or instance of shooting out:
an outshoot of his fist that staggered his opponent.
6.
something that shoots out:
a row of outshoots from the soil.
Origin of outshoot
1520-1530
1520-30; out- + shoot1
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  • outshot the German snipers, as he said he could, and got three of them before a fourth got him.

  • There was, however, one department of culture in which Sally outshot all competitors.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Our guns had been outshot, our infantry checked, and our cavalry paralysed.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for outshot

outshoot

verb (ˌaʊtˈʃuːt) -shoots, -shooting, -shot
1.
(transitive) to surpass or excel in shooting
2.
to go or extend beyond (something)
noun (ˈaʊtˌʃuːt)
3.
a thing that projects or shoots out
4.
the act or state of shooting out or protruding
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