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out-of-bounds

[out-uh v-boundz] /ˈaʊt əvˈbaʊndz/
adjective
1.
Sports. being beyond or passing the limits or boundaries of a field, course, etc., marking the area within which the ball, puck, or the like is legally in play.
2.
beyond any established boundaries or prescribed limits; prohibited; forbidden.
3.
further than or beyond established limits, as of behavior or thought.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • And then his strength coach made an out-of-bounds move on the sideline.
  • All three come down under the basket, and their momentum carries them out-of-bounds.
  • Or the one you can dial at midnight, shrieking with out-of-bounds joy.

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