foul out


fouled out; fouling out; fouls out

intransitive verb

: to be put out of a basketball game for exceeding the number of fouls permitted

Examples of foul out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hartenstein played 27 minutes and fouled out late in the fourth quarter. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 14 June 2024 Dallas cut it to a one possession game before Doncic fouled out after getting caught trying to slow down Brown in transition. Steven Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 13 June 2024 However, the Huskies made it to the final buzzer without a single player fouling out, while USC lost starting forward Kaitlyn Davis to a fifth foul in the last 30 seconds. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 2 Apr. 2024 Something must have clicked for the Mavericks in the fourth quarter of their Game 3 loss on Wednesday, a night where their rally from a 21-point deficit fell just short as Doncic fouled out with 4:12 left. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for foul out 

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foul out was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Foul out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

foul out

: to be put out of a basketball game for making too many fouls
three of our players fouled out
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