out·jump | \ ˌau̇t-ˈjəmp \
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

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The ball popped up and Perisic outjumped Tripper to head the ball behind the defense. Ronald Blum, BostonGlobe.com, "Croatia reaches first World Cup final," 11 July 2018 The ball popped up, and Perisic outjumped Trippier to head the ball toward goal. Ronald Blum, The Christian Science Monitor, "Croatia will make its first-ever appearance in World Cup final," 12 July 2018 The goal was scored by Samuel Umtiti, who dropped his marker Toby Alderweireld, outjumped the very tall Marouane Fellaini and headed home an Antoine Griezmann corner. Rory Smith, New York Times, "France, With Flash to Spare, Reaches the World Cup Final," 11 July 2018 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," 11 July 2018 The French earned the chance and executed it perfectly, with Umtiti outjumping Marouane Fellaini to make the connection on the near-post header. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "Versatile France Tames Belgium, Grinds Out World Cup Semifinal Win," 10 July 2018 Zimmerman, making his third international appearance, scored with a header off a corner kick from Joe Corona, outjumping defender Ronald Raldes. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, "Josh Sargent and Tim Weah, both 18, score as U.S. beats Bolivia 3-0 in friendly," 28 May 2018 Sullivan served an aerial pass just in front of the post, as Hatch outjumped Sky Blue FC’s Janine Beckie to head the ball in. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (May 25): Jockey Alex Cintron returns six months after spill," 25 May 2018 The model suggests that robots can’t yet outjump a trap-jaw in part because such quick, repeatable movements require components to be exquisitely fine-tuned to each other. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Math Explains Why Robots Can't Compete With Ants," 27 Apr. 2018

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1639, in the meaning defined above

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