out·​kick | \ ˌau̇t-ˈkik How to pronounce outkick (audio) \
outkicked; outkicking; outkicks

Definition of outkick

transitive verb

1 : to outdo (someone) in kicking : to kick better than The Giantsʼ placekicker will look very familiar to Bears fans, as Robbie Gould will be in just his fourth game as a Giant with just one field goal attempt so far, but clearly looking to outkick the mediocre-to-date Connor Barth.— Hub Arkush
2 : to run at a faster speed than (an opponent) during the last part of a race : to have a better kick than (see kick entry 2 sense 1d) "I led the whole race," [Ben] Kovacs said. "He just had a little bit left, and I just didnʼt have the next gear to outkick him."The Sunday Telegram (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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At the Pac-12 track and field championships in May, Teare outkicked Stanford’s Grant Fisher to win the men’s 5,000-meter title in 13:49.77. Phil Jensen, The Mercury News, "Cooper Teare wins July 4 hometown race," 5 July 2019 The Oregon Ducks were national champions, and Ellis had been unmistakably outkicked. J. Brady Mccollough, latimes.com, "Inside the USC women's track team's relay miracle at the NCAA championship," 12 June 2018 Houlihan of Portland's Bowerman Track Club won the 1,500 meters in a world-leading 3 minutes, 59.06 seconds, and dipped under the four-minute barrier for the first time by outkicking two others down the final straightaway. Andrew Greif, OregonLive.com, "Shelby Houlihan wins at Prefontaine Classic while Caster Semenya dismisses talk of IAAF gender rules," 26 May 2018 Hoare was near the back of the pack into the final 400 meters but outkicked the field in a remarkable finish. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Watch Wisconsin runner Oliver Hoare deliver late surge to win 1,500 meters at NCAA meet," 9 June 2018 Mo Farah outkicks Moses Kipsiro to win the Great Manchester 10k. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Few chances left to say goodbye to historic Hayward Field: Oregon track & field rundown," 20 May 2018 On the women’s side, Buze Diriba of Ethiopia outkicked countrywoman Fotyen Tesfay for her second consecutive BAA 5K victory with a time of 15:22. Karl Capen, BostonGlobe.com, "Hagos Gebrhiwet wins BAA 5K in photo finish," 14 Apr. 2018 Linden nearly ended the drought in 2011 when she was outkicked down Boylston Street and finished second by 2 seconds. Jimmy Golen, Houston Chronicle, "Desiree Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since '85," 16 Apr. 2018 And early evidence suggests that these feel-good funds have been able to outkick their conventional kin. Tim Gray, New York Times, "Finding Emerging Markets Stocks With Social Consciences," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of outkick

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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