out·re·bound | \ˌau̇t-ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd, -ri-ˈbau̇nd\
outrebounded; outrebounding; outrebounds

Definition of outrebound 

transitive verb


: 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

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The Heat missed 12 of its 25 free throws and Philadelphia outrebounded Miami 57-43 and turned 17 offensive rebounds into 13 second chance points. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Sixers rally in fourth quarter, put Heat on brink of elimination despite 25 from Wade | Miami Herald," 21 Apr. 2018 More significantly, the Cardinal outrebounded the Eagles 52-18. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Success of Stanford women’s basketball team lifts all boats in Pac-12," 19 Mar. 2018 Toronto outrebounded Indiana 58-35 and created what seemed like a billion second-change opportunities by tipping the ball out of a scrum in the paint and into the hands of an awaiting guard. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "3 takeaways from Pacers' 106-99 loss to Raptors," 15 Mar. 2018 The Pelicans are 2-14 this season in games they've been outrebounded. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "Pelicans go cold in 2nd half, fall late to Grizzlies: Final score, stats and recap," 11 Jan. 2018 Texas has outrebounded its opponent 29 times in 34 games and ranks second in the nation in rebounding margin at +11.4. Steve Galluzzo, latimes.com, "UCLA will have to deal with a mirror image of itself in Texas in the Sweet 16," 23 Mar. 2018 With all of those misses they were outrebounded 31-19. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Oak Ridge whips West Orange 86-64 in 9A basketball semifinal," 10 Mar. 2018 Hebard added 14 rebounds as Oregon outrebounded Washington 44-30. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Oregon uses size to drub Washington women," 9 Feb. 2018 And they were outrebounded 28-17 by Houston, but each team only managed six second-chance points. Joseph Halm, NOLA.com, "Tulane pulls away late to knock off Houston, 81-72," 17 Jan. 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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