outrebound

verb
out·​re·​bound | \ ˌau̇t-ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce outrebound (audio) , -ri-ˈbau̇nd \
outrebounded; outrebounding; outrebounds

Definition of outrebound

transitive verb

basketball
: to rebound more than (an opponent) Dixon has taken a different approach to motivating the Panthers this season. His usual goal had been for his team to outrebound opponents by 10 per game.— Ray Fittipaldo

Examples of outrebound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite giving up size in just about every matchup, CVCA was able to outrebound the Jaguars. Joe Magill, cleveland, "Gia Casalinova, CVCA girls basketball turn it around in second half, fend off St. Joseph Academy, 54-40," 13 Dec. 2020 Dallas was able to outrebound Indiana in its win Friday, and Agler said that was one of the factors that led to that victory. Angel Franco, Dallas News, "Shooting struggles sink Wings in 79-70 loss to A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces," 3 Aug. 2020 Williamson outrebounded Sipsey Valley by 14 (38-24) and took 15 more shots. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "‘Sensory overload:’ Shumbe, Lorenzo Hunter reflect on emotion of Williamson’s state title win," 4 Mar. 2020 By the time the game was three quarters old, the Sun had outrebounded the Sparks 35-23. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Connecticut Sun rout Sparks in sweep of WNBA semifinals," 22 Sep. 2019 The Bruins outrebounded the Razorbacks by a whopping 50-31, as big a statistic as there was in this game. Mike Downey, Los Angeles Times, "From the archives: UCLA overcomes many challenges to win 1995 NCAA title," 6 Apr. 2020 Young’s team couldn’t overcome its lack of size Friday, getting outrebounded 38-18. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Fern Creek, Jeffersontown win to advance to Sixth Region boys basketball championship game," 7 Mar. 2020 The Wildcats blocked five shots and shot 49% (52.9% from 3-point range) but had 20 turnovers and were outrebounded 36-32. Anchorage Daily News, "UAA women’s basketball team survives scare behind Safiyyah Yasin’s 31 points," 7 Mar. 2020 The Eagles had 19 turnovers, 8 assists, and were outrebounded, 44-34. Joe Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Northeastern men’s basketball has a little bit of a problem," 7 Jan. 2020

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Outrebound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrebound. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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