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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "East T-birds whip West in semifinal game of Anchorage football playoffs," 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, "Jack Bryden’s big night sends No. 13 Stow past No. 23 Cleveland Heights, 45-14," 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, "Louisville not satisfied with 500 yards of total offense, working to fix first-half woes," 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, "Quarter-by-quarter look at UAB’s 31-14 loss at Miami," 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, "2020 Texas football status report: Special teams," 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, "49ers nab No. 1 seed with a thrilling victory over Seahawks," 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, "■ The Patriots’ defense had more breakdowns than usual on Saturday night, and looked like it was going to give the game away on a late Bills drive. But elite defenses make the big plays in crunch time, and that’s exactly what the Patriots did on Saturday night.," 22 Dec. 2019 On a day when the Lions had little to play for, seemed out of the fight, and were losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-3, at halftime while being outgained, 308-45, there was little reason to hope for anything in this game. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' briefest moment of hope snuffed out by pick-six, but Wes Hills was nice," 15 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 27 Oct. 2020.

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