Definitions

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  • v. To extract or draw out.
  • v. To remove a gun from its holster, and fire it, faster than another.
  • v. To attract a larger crowd than.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To draw out; to extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight

Etymologies

out- +‎ draw (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our 3 Wise Men have seen the light, despite the persistent feeling that the kid doesn't have a clue what he's doing and his vaunted baseball team can't outdraw an afternoon screening of "Land of the Lost."

    Before Henry Merritt and Charles Randy's New York honeymoon (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • At such a rarefied rating level, the Masters would outdraw everything in TV sports except the NFL, some Olympic action and a few marquee college football bowl games.

    Notah Begay brings unique Tiger Woods perspective to Golf Channel

  • Q: Did NBC's Olympic primetime Tuesday, featuring what's usually the Winter Games 'biggest draw in women's figure skating, outdraw Fox's American Idol?

    Some answers for your NBC Olympic questions

  • And that's against an industry backdrop in which Major League Baseball teams outdraw their NBA counterparts in most markets.

    Indians Won't Root For LeBron To Stay

  • This game will pull a national-TV rating that's huge by sports standards: If precedent holds it will likely outdraw most games of Major League Baseball's World Series.

    The NFL's Most Popular Team

  • Beck's mention of MSNBC's Ed Schultz is a reference to Schultz's claim that he could easily outdraw Beck with enough money and time to promote his own rally.

    Glenn Beck Responds To Stewart/Colbert Rallies

  • "We're going to outdraw your football team and your basketball team combined," Coleman said.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The campaign could schedule it on relatively short notice so that McCain can't pick up and go somewhere else (after all, he has to spend two weeks roping up a crowd of 10,000), but with enough warning to completely outdraw McCain.

    New Rudy Rollout Begins

  • And I suppose they are, since four decent movies will generally outdraw just one great one.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Krishnaiyer points to the decision of the USL-1's Atlanta Silverbacks to hang it up for a year as an example of how the women's game could outdraw MLS Atlanta has a team in the W-League and is looking to build a following for its WPS team, scheduled to start play in 2010.

    Selling the game -- to both genders

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