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

Examples of outjump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most opposing dribblers can edge past the twice-reigning MVP, and almost everyone in the NBA can outjump him. Robert O’Connell, wsj.com, 2 May 2023 The majority of Newman’s targets are to King and Williams, and there are times when Newman will launch a throw, probably thinking there’s a good chance either King or Williams will outjump a defender and high-point the football to come down with the catch. oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2021 On his fourth pass of the drive, Murray launched a Hail Mary into triple-coverage in the end zone and Hopkins, acquired in a trade this off-season to unlock Murray’s potential, managed to outjump and outmuscle all three Buffalo defenders for the ball. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2020 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 May. 2024.

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