out·​coach ˌau̇t-ˈkōch How to pronounce outcoach (audio)
outcoached; outcoaching; outcoaches

transitive verb

: to defeat or outdo by superior coaching
In his heart, Spurrier believes he can outcoach the Bobby Bowdens of the world. Neil Amdur

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Del Conte never would have had to face this decision if Herman found a way to consistently outcoach Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 2 Jan. 2021 How did Mel Tucker outthink, outscheme and outcoach Jim Harbaugh in his own house to become just the second Michigan State coach in history — and first since Nick Saban 25 years ago this week — to beat U-M in his first try? Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 1 Nov. 2020 Sean McVay can outcoach opponents despite a less talented roster, OR all of the departures drop LA into the basement. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, 4 Sep. 2020 Hey, Bill Belichick has been outcoached in all three of his team's defeats; yep, the Patriots are 10-3 even with all the doomsday gloom directed their way. Barry Wilner, chicagotribune.com, 9 Dec. 2019 To state it plainly, the 49ers thoroughly defeated and embarrassed the Packers, who by their own admission got outplayed and outcoached. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2019 In that final game, Auburn was outcoached on all fronts. Giana Han, al, 5 Jan. 2020 For Kansas City to advance to the Super Bowl, Reid will need to outcoach the likes of Bill Belichick and John Harbaugh to make it to the Super Bowl. Marcus Mosher, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, 3 Jan. 2020 But as happened in the five straight losses that preceded this one, Maryland was burned by its inability to get to quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey, missed tackles and made poor reads at each level of the defense and was outcoached. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, 24 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outcoach was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Outcoach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcoach. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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