out·​rush | \ ˈau̇t-ˌrəsh How to pronounce outrush (audio) \

Definition of outrush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or an instance of rushing out : a rapid outflow … the outrush of people to the West was threatening to bring about the collapse of the East German state …— Neal Asherson an outrush of water from the pipe


out·​rush | \ ˌau̇t-ˈrəsh How to pronounce outrush (audio) \
outrushed; outrushing; outrushes

Definition of outrush (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

American football
: to rush for more yards than (see rush entry 2 sense 5a) His performance helped Florida outrush Georgia … 258 yards to 69 …— Jordan McPherson His offensive line has been shoddy and the running game around him a bust—the Browns have been outrushed this season, 730 yards to 411 yards.— Thomas George

Examples of outrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Irish were shockingly outrushed by the Panthers, 158-72, and committed three turnovers (two fumbles and one interception). Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, "Recounting Notre Dame football's wildest games of the last 30 years," 2 May 2020 The Irish ended up outrushing their hosts, 215-15, in only the second non-conference home loss in then-Sooners’ coach Bob Stoops 14 seasons in Oklahoma at the time. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame football: Notable people, games, moments from Brian Kelly era," 28 Jan. 2020 Last season both wide receiver Braden Lenzy (200 yards) and then-backup QB Phil Jurkovec (130) outrushed Armstrong (122) — in fewer carries and in the same number or fewer games. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Analysis: What are the real concerns as Notre Dame football opens spring practice," 3 Mar. 2020 But the Chiefs easily outrushed the Titans on Sunday. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Patrick Mahomes lifts Chiefs over Titans and into Super Bowl," 19 Jan. 2020 Stefanski’s offense was outgained 308 yards to 147, and outrushed 186 yards to 21. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Josh McDaniels has no plans to pull out of Browns’ search, Kevin Stefanski’s loss might not matter; no decision Saturday," 12 Jan. 2020 And the running game showed physicality in outrushing Iowa State 208-45. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Offense brought intrigue, but Notre Dame defense ruled the day in Camping World Bowl rout," 28 Dec. 2019 And the running game showed physicality in outrushing Iowa State 208-45. Eric Hansen, USA TODAY, "Notre Dame dominates Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl," 28 Dec. 2019 The Irish also outrushed the Cyclones 208-45, with a huge chunk of that advantage being built on Jones’ long scoring run. Fred Goodall, The Denver Post, "No. 14 Notre Dame routs Iowa State in Camping World Bowl," 28 Dec. 2019

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1872, in the meaning defined above


1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Outrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrush. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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