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)

Examples of outkick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the women’s 1,500, Jessica Hull outkicked Konstanze Klosterhalfen, winning in 4:04.14. BostonGlobe.com, "Gabby Thomas enjoys home run at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix," 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, "College teammates finish first and second at 83rd annual Manchester Road Race," 28 Nov. 2019 Conard sophomore Gavin Sherry dueled with Xavier senior Robbie Cozean at the State Open last Friday, outkicking him up the hill to the finish to win his first title. Lori Riley, courant.com, "New England cross country championships on tap Saturday at Wickham Park," 8 Nov. 2019 In a battle of punting royalty, Kansas City's Dustin outkicked his younger brother by 6 yards per boot and successfully put down the hold on Butker's coup de grâce. 14c. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from Week 9 of the 2019 NFL season," 4 Nov. 2019 Was one of them going to screw it up trying to outkick the other? Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings’ Britton Colquitt ready for another ‘first family’ punting duel," 2 Nov. 2019 In the end, Brazier outkicked Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Amel Tuka, who finished second at 1:43.37, and Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich, who placed third at 1:43.82. Alex Castle For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Nike Oregon Project’s Donavan Brazier wins 800 gold in American-record time at world championships, then faces questions about Alberto Salazar," 2 Oct. 2019 Victories went to Jenny Simpson of the United States, who captured her eighth 5th Avenue Mile title – and her seventh in a row – by outkicking Elinor Purrier in the final stretch. Anchorage Daily News, "Allie Ostrander registers a PR with 16th-place finish in 5th Avenue Mile," 8 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of outkick

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outkick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outkick. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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