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 The right-hander then recovered to get Myles Straw to foul out to Victor Caratini, ending the game and improving Milwaukee's record to 5-1 in extra-inning games on the season. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2023 The junior guard was a miserable 2-of-10 from the field, finishing with just five points before fouling out with 5:25 to play. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2023 Randle had a better Game 4 (20 points, 61.5% shooting, nine rebounds), but fouled out at 3:08 of the fourth quarter. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 9 May 2023 In his three plate appearances Tuesday night, Winker struck out, popped out and fouled out, lowering his batting average this season to .273. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 19 Apr. 2023 Peyton Watson had 23 points before fouling out for the Nuggets (0-1)., 8 July 2023 Top 1st Chris Stanfield fouled out on the first pitch of the ballgame. Nubyjas Wilborn |, al, 25 May 2023 Bronny scored seven points, fouled out with a few minutes to play and was relegated to the bench during a 67-61 loss. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2023 Julian Reese had 14 points for Maryland (22-13) before fouling out. John Zenor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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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 29 Sep. 2023.

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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