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

Definition of outgain

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

Examples of outgain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saquon Barkley has 211 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions, who outgain Iowa 579-273 but nearly blew the game. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 East senior receiver Jordan Holland caught six balls for 96 yards, and 14 Thunderbirds rushed the ball at least once to help East outgain West in total offense, 358 to 111. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Oct. 2020 The balance between Bainbridge and Bryden allowed Stow to outgain Cleveland Heights by a 368-172 margin of yardage. Matt Goul, cleveland, 10 Oct. 2020 Still, with a strong second half, the Cardinals managed to outgain Miami with 516 yards, averaged 6.1 yards per play and became the first team to score 30 or more points on Manny Diaz’s defense. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 20 Sep. 2020 The Blazers were able to outgain Miami, 66-33, but a lack of scoring plays prevented a late rally by UAB. Evan Dudley, al, 10 Sep. 2020 The Longhorns in that game-outgained Utah 102-1 on punt returns and 22-0 on kick returns. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 23 Apr. 2020 The 49ers dominated the first half, which ended with them leading 13-0 and outgaining the Seahawks, 222-79. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, 29 Dec. 2019 But the Patriots were the ones who executed in the fourth quarter, outgaining the Bills, 134-55, and outscoring them, 11-0. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of outgain

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Outgain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgain. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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