Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb Nautical To sail closer to the wind than (another vessel).
  • transitive verb Sports To surpass (an opponent, especially a boxer) in the number of points won.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sail closer to the wind than (another vessel).
  • To excel in number of points, as a horse or a dog in a prize exhibition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb sports To score more points than (especially, in boxing, to achieve victory by scoring more points that one's opponent).
  • verb nautical To sail closer to the wind than (another ship).

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

  • verb sail closer to the wind than
  • verb score more points than one's opponents

Etymologies

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From out- +‎ point.

Examples

  • Abandoned to the care of cold and neurotic aunts in England while his father performed colonial duties in India, he and his siblings had to learn how to do without affection, and how to resist and outpoint adult callousness and stupidity.

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • Abandoned to the care of cold and neurotic aunts in England while his father performed colonial duties in India, he and his siblings had to learn how to do without affection, and how to resist and outpoint adult callousness and stupidity.

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • Overall, the MDX does many things very well and manages to outpoint other luxury SUVs costing much more.

    From the logbook: Acura MDX

  • The proceeds outpoint those posted by the food, communications, auto, and entertainment industries.

    Lewis Lapham: Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports

  • Abandoned to the care of cold and neurotic aunts in England while his father performed colonial duties in India, he and his siblings had to learn how to do without affection, and how to resist and outpoint adult callousness and stupidity.

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • Overall, the MDX does many things very well and manages to outpoint other luxury SUVs costing much more.

    From the logbook: Acura MDX

  • As you can see from the video, he kept moving in to try to grab a leg, but the belimbed opponent kept away and threw an occasional jab to slowly outpoint Maynard on the judges' cards.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office?

    Happy Feet Taps into Joy; Stirrings at City Ballet

  • Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office?

    Happy Feet Taps into Joy; Stirrings at City Ballet

  • The XC90 competes fairly well against several midsized SUVs (available to ConsumerReports. org subscribers), but several not only outpoint it but also trump the big Volvo with superior fuel economy and better reliability.

    From the logbook: Volvo XC90

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