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

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Carmichael used his size to outjump and overpower defenders, catching more passes for more yards and touchdowns than any player in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles. Rob Maaddi, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 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, 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, 16 Dec. 2019 Wilson passes deep left to Metcalf, the 6-4 Metcalf outjumps Jackson for the touchdown catch. oregonlive, 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, 28 Nov. 2019 Then tight end Jimmy Graham outjumped Bush for a jump ball in the end zone. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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, 31 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outjump was in 1639

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“Outjump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outjump. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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