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


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

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
Maryland managed to outrush Michigan 181-151, joining Rutgers and Michigan State as the only teams to do so this season. Ryan McFadden, baltimoresun.com, 20 Nov. 2021 The Irish were shockingly outrushed by the Panthers, 158-72, and committed three turnovers (two fumbles and one interception). Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, 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, 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, 3 Mar. 2020 But the Chiefs easily outrushed the Titans on Sunday. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, 19 Jan. 2020 Stefanski’s offense was outgained 308 yards to 147, and outrushed 186 yards to 21. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 12 Jan. 2020 And the running game showed physicality in outrushing Iowa State 208-45. Eric Hansen, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1872, in the meaning defined above


1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrush was in 1872

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“Outrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrush. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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