another way to say draw faster than. [out-draw / outdraw]

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zhaul-san

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mexican spanish
He could out-draw Jessi James if he had a chance.
He could over-draw ...

Any ideas.

I think I have it all wrong, outsourced gave me the idea, but obviously outsourcing is a very different concept.
 
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  • mhp

    Senior Member
    American English
    He could outdraw Jessi James if he had a chance.
    He could over-draw ...

    Any ideas.

    I think I have it all wrong, outsourced gave me the idea, but obviously outsourcing is a very different concept.
    The verb is to outdraw.
    outdraw 2 : to draw a handgun more quickly than (MWD)
    But I see that it does not appear in the Oxford dictionary. It could be an American English word (just a guess). :)
     
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    zhaul-san

    Senior Member
    mexican spanish
    So I was right, If only I could remember where did I learned that word. Thanks a lot for your info.

    mhp thanks a lot
    Cagey thanks a lot
     

    sdgraham

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    USA English
    Note that "outdraw" is largely part of the vernacular of U.S. "Old West" novels, films and radio-TV where gunfighters supposedly faced down each other to see who could draw their weapons fastest (which didn't mean that they could hit anything, but that would spoil the romance of the genre).
     
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