outkick

verb

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

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)

Examples of outkick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes runners with great foot speed are able to stick with the leaders and outkick them. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2022 While players made some gains in the new agreement, which was ratified March 11, future revenues will still outkick expenditures. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Lomong closed in a blazing 53.35 to outkick Chelimo in one of the most thrilling races of the entire championship event, 13:25.53 to 13:25.80. Johanna Gretschel, Outside Online, 6 Aug. 2019 Issues like education, crime, and quality of life helped Youngkin far outkick his coverage in Northern Virginia's deep-blue suburbs. Scott Jennings, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Soon after, Jackson ran another season best when his time of 21.90 won the 200 meters to outkick Florence again. Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2021 Still trying to outkick a fallow farm system, new GM Dave Dombrowski retained J.T. Realmuto for $115.5 million while reconstructing the bullpen, long an Achilles’ heel for executive and team both. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021 In the women’s 1,500, Jessica Hull outkicked Konstanze Klosterhalfen, winning in 4:04.14. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Jan. 2020 Eric Jenkins, a former University of Oregon teammate of Edward Cheserek, snuck up on the defending Manchester Road Race champion on Main Street and outkicked him to win the annual Thanksgiving Day race in 21 minutes, 19 seconds Thursday morning. Lori Riley, courant.com, 28 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outkick was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Outkick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outkick. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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