out·​jump | \ ˌau̇t-ˈjəmp How to pronounce outjump (audio) \
outjumped; outjumping; outjumps

Definition of outjump

transitive verb

: to outdo in jumping : to jump higher or farther than … arched a deep pass to Matthews, who for the third time in the game, outjumped a defender … for the 45-yard reception.— Randy Covitz

Examples of outjump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2017 against the Seahawks, Sanu created initial separation on a pick route, then used his long frame to outjump the cornerback on a corner fade and come down with a 3-yard touchdown. BostonGlobe.com, "that sent receiver Mohamed Sanu to the Patriots.," 23 Oct. 2019 The 6-4 Metcalf simply outjumped 5-10 Panthers’ cornerback Donte Johnson to snag a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Russell Wilson in the first quarter. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks make it tough on themselves again in win over the Carolina Panthers: 11 studs and duds," 16 Dec. 2019 Wilson passes deep left to Metcalf, the 6-4 Metcalf outjumps Jackson for the touchdown catch. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks hang on - again - to defeat the Carolina Panthers: Live updates recap, score, stats and more," 15 Dec. 2019 Two plays later, Jenkins, under pressure, heaved the ball downfield, where Herbert, well-covered in the back of the endzone, outjumped two defenders to catch a 32-yard touchdown pass with 4:07 left in the first quarter. Rich Scherr, baltimoresun.com, "Calvert Hall sprints past Loyola Blakefield, 33-10, in 100th Turkey Bowl for sixth straight win in series," 28 Nov. 2019 Then tight end Jimmy Graham outjumped Bush for a jump ball in the end zone. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Tight end Trey Burton sidelined with a groin injury for Bears opener," 5 Sep. 2019 Kreilach was thwarted on a number of point-blank opportunities in the contest before opening the scoring after outjumping San Jose’s Anibal Godoy to convert defender Brooks Lennon’s cross. Field Level Media, The Mercury News, "San Jose Earthquakes blanked at Real Salt Lake in key MLS match," 11 Sep. 2019 That’s where Quiroga beat Tijuana’s Julian Velazquez to the ball, outjumping the Argentine Xolos defender. Ivan Orozco, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Defense lets Xolos down at Necaxa," 31 Aug. 2019 Umtiti, who was four years old when captain Zinedine Zidane lifted the World Cup in Saint-Denis, outjumped Marouane Fellaini to head Antoine Griezmann's corner past Courtois and break Belgium's resistance. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "France edges Belgium to reach World Cup final," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of outjump

1639, in the meaning defined above

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“Outjump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outjump. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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