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

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After a dominant, record-setting first half, Arizona got outscored and outgained after intermission. Michael Lev, azcentral, "Arizona football rewind: 5 takeaways from the Wildcats' victory over NAU," 9 Sep. 2019 By halftime, Green Bay had outgained Chicago 119 yards to 98. Barry Wilner, BostonGlobe.com, "Packers defense stifles Bears in NFL season opener," 6 Sep. 2019 Derese Steptoe almost outgained the Yellowjackets himself, amassing 112 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Westside football defeats Madison in opener," 3 Sep. 2019 In the first half, Spalding outgained Bishop McDevitt 309-97. baltimoresun.com, "Archbishop Spalding rolls to 56-0 season-opening football victory," 31 Aug. 2019 It was outgained in terms of yards per play—the offense averaged 5.5 YPP while the defense allowed 5.6 YPP. Max Meyer, SI.com, "College Football Week 1 Best Bets: Fade Ranked Pac-12 Teams, Back Giant Louisiana Underdogs," 27 Aug. 2019 Lawrenceburg outgained East Central, 234-129, in total offense before halftime while holding the ball for 18 minutes and 52 seconds. Mark Schmetzer, Cincinnati.com, "Indiana high school football: East Central beats Lawrenceburg for third year in row, 30-12," 23 Aug. 2019 The Bears handed them their only loss on Oct. 16, outgaining them 457-255. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 16, George Connor," 21 Aug. 2019 The Broncos were outgained 137-89 in the first half. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos score early, late to defeat Atlanta in preseason opener," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of outgain

1904, in the meaning defined above

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