out-of-bounds


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out-of-bounds

(out′əv-boundz′)
adj.
1. Being or occurring beyond the designated boundaries, as of the playing area in a sport.
2. Violating acceptable rules or standards, as of behavior.

out′-of-bounds′



adv., adj.
outside or beyond designated or established limits.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.out-of-bounds - outside the foul lines
foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
2.out-of-bounds - barred to a designated group; "that area is off-limits"
restricted - subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance"
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Royal Liverpool has out-of-bounds inside the course, and Mickelson and many others don't like it.
Rose compounded his problems with a shot he sliced so badly on the par-3 14th that it nearly went out-of-bounds, and he had to scramble for bogey to fall behind for the first time.
So you've got to favour the left side," says former Hexham pro Martin Forster, "and that means you're playing towards the out-of-bounds, which is a bit disconcerting.
14th 547 yards, par 5 The out-of-bounds fence runs right alongside the right-hand flank of the fairway and there is a canal to be crossed at about the halfway mark.
From police radios and flashing lights to mugshot photos and cells, nothing was out-of-bounds for the courageous three-yearold staying strong in the face of adversity.
During the last two minutes of regulation play and the entire duration of any overtime period, to determine which of two players on opposing teams caused the ball to become out-of-bounds.
Even though the number of fatalities and serious injuries has remained stable in the past decade, two issues have caught the concern of legislators: helmet use and out-of-bounds skiers.
Set up a play area with the hose at the start line and out-of-bounds lines on each side and parallel to the start line about 60 feet away (that's about 30 steps).
Craig and Tom have been best friends for five years, but Craig's now getting sick of Tom's out-of-bounds behaviour.
Angela England, prosecuting, said there was a history of "suspicion" between them and the bedrooms were kept locked and were out-of-bounds to her younger son.
Set up a play area with the hose at the start line, and out-of-bounds lines on each side and parallel to the start line about 60 feet away (that's about 20 giant steps).
Does your team always use a particular type of defense in defensing Baseline Out-of-Bounds (B.