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

Definition of outrebound 

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: 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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Bruce Pearl's team for much of the season compensated for its lack of size by outworking its opponents, regularly outrebounding bigger teams. AL.com, "Alabama, Auburn both have a lot on the line this weekend," 5 Feb. 2018 Despite shooting a season-low 33.3 percent of the floor and hitting just four three-pointers, the Wildcats limited the Red Raiders to 33.3 percent shooting and outrebounded them, 51-33. Joe Juliano, Philly.com, "Villanova improvement lasts all the way to Final Four," 29 Mar. 2018 The Rams outrebounded the Warriors 36-28 and outscored them 30-12 from 3-point range. Anchorage Daily News, "Karlberg’s 28 points lift Grace Christian into 3A boys semifinals," 23 Mar. 2018 Yet only five teams have outrebounded them all season, and their plus-6.9 rebounding margin ranks 14th in the nation. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Will experience or girth matter most when SDSU plays Houston in NCAA?," 15 Mar. 2018 Collegiate outrebounded Raceland 38-28 and finished with a 24-14 advantage in points in the paint. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Collegiate boys beat Raceland in All "A" Classic state tournament opener," 25 Jan. 2018 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

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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