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

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Washington: Chris Thompson got the same number of carries as did Rob Kelley in the latter’s return, seven, and outrushed him 38 yards to 16. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Fantasy Football Target and Snap Report: Randall Cobb Struggling to Maintain Relevance," 25 Oct. 2017 The 2009 game, when Ole Miss outrushed Auburn 219-175 but lost 33-20, is the most recent to go against the run-to-win factor. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "College football 2017 Week 6 TV, live stream schedule for games of Saturday, Oct. 7," 7 Oct. 2017 Stoops told players this week his staff has data that shows teams that outrushed Southeastern Conference opponents by even one yard last season won 80 percent of the time. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky vs. Florida | 3 keys and a prediction ahead of Saturday's game," 22 Sep. 2017 On the road at Minnesota, Iowa was outrushed 337-6 and still won 29-27. Scott Dochterman, ajc, "On the Beat: How Iowa bounces back from tough losses defines a season’s success," 28 Sep. 2017 The Tigers outgained the Crimson Tide 306 to 299, outrushed Alabama 151 to 116 and held Jalen Hurts under 50 percent passing. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "LSU players lament execution in loss to Alabama," 4 Nov. 2017 Only once in the last six meetings has LSU outrushed Alabama. Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com, "Why does Alabama keep beating LSU? Running is fundamental," 2 Nov. 2017 The Tide outrushed Arkansas 308-27, including five sacks of redshirt freshman Cole Kelley. USA TODAY, "Damien Harris, No. 1 Alabama beat Arkansas 41-9," 14 Oct. 2017 Mark Stoops, Benny Snell address mounting frustration with Kentucky football offense MORE: Jordan Jones left off new Kentucky football depth chart, but Charles Walker included Troy outrushed LSU 206 to 162 yards in the game and never trailed. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Former UK OC Neal Brown upset LSU by playing 'SEC football style'," 3 Oct. 2017

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1872, in the meaning defined above


1932, in the meaning defined above

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