outgain

verb

out·​gain ˌau̇t-ˈgān How to pronounce outgain (audio)
outgained; outgaining; outgains

transitive verb

: to gain more than
especially, American football : to gain more yards than
The Steelers outgained the Ravens 175 yards to 73, held the ball for more than 19 minutes and had no penalties or punts. Josh Elliott

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But South Carolina became the first team this season to outgain them, 459-340. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 7 Nov. 2021 Saquon Barkley has 211 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions, who outgain Iowa 579-273 but nearly blew the game. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 Saquon Barkley has 211 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions, who outgain Iowa 579-273 but nearly blew the game. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 Louisville did outgain Air Force 137-93 on the ground in the first half. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 28 Dec. 2021 Kansas City went on to outgain the Steelers 478-216 with the bulk of those Pittsburgh yards coming on a pair of late second-half scoring drives (both capped by Roethlisberger touchdown passes). Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2022 Although leading by a single score throughout the final frame, UAB managed to outgain Marshall on offense, 40-39, and milk the clock with its powerful running game. Evan Dudley, al, 14 Nov. 2021 The Knights finished with 537 yards to outgain UConn by 226. Jason Beede, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Nov. 2021 The Gamecocks’ defense did the rest, holding the normally fiery Florida offense to just 82 yards rushing and becoming the first team this season to outgain the Gators, 459-340. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 7 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outgain was in 1904

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“Outgain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgain. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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