out of bounds

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

out of bounds (comparative further out of bounds, superlative furthest out of bounds)

  1. (idiomatic) prohibited to enter
    You can play wherever you want, but remember that the cemetery is out of bounds.
  2. (idiomatic) beyond the bounds of civility or morality; extremely unreasonable
    You were out of bounds to call him a criminal.

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Adverb[edit]

out of bounds (comparative further out of bounds, superlative furthest out of bounds)

  1. Outside the area of play; beyond the sideline of a playing field or court.
    The ball went out of bounds.

Noun[edit]

out of bounds (uncountable)

  1. A sideline marking the edge of a playing field or court.

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