outpoint

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ point.

Verb[edit]

outpoint (third-person singular simple present outpoints, present participle outpointing, simple past and past participle outpointed)

  1. (sports) To score more points than (especially, in boxing, to achieve victory by scoring more points that one's opponent).
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 225:
      It was clear that the Queen, if she indeed proved to be the target, would be outpointed for grooming and hauteur.
    • 2009 February 2, Bernie Pramberg, “Michael Katsidis chases return bout with Cuban great”, Herald Sun:
      Speaking from the Philippines, where he easily outpointed Argentine Angel Hugo Ramirez in front of a sellout crowd of almost 10,000 on Saturday night, Katsidis said he was ready to fight in front of Australian fans after an absence of two years.
  2. (nautical) To sail closer to the wind than (another ship).

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