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

Definition of outcoach

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

Examples of outcoach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sean McVay can outcoach opponents despite a less talented roster, OR all of the departures drop LA into the basement. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, "On Football: 32 recipes for tasty and inedible seasons," 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, "Sharks are circling around Patriots," 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, "'We’ll never silence the critics': Despite naysayers, San Francisco 49ers just keep dominating," 26 Nov. 2019 In that final game, Auburn was outcoached on all fronts. Giana Han, al, "Grading Auburn’s 2019 season," 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, "Should you bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LIV?," 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, "Three takeaways from Maryland football’s 54-7 loss to Nebraska," 24 Nov. 2019 Kitchens was outcoached in his debut by Vrabel, the Akron native and former Ohio State star. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Baker Mayfield throws 3 picks and Browns commit 18 penalties 43-13 loss to Titans in opener," 8 Sep. 2019 The 33-year-old McVay acknowledged after his team's Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots that he was outcoached by the opposition in the game. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Reactions: Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams agree to multi-year extension," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of outcoach

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Outcoach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcoach. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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