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- (idiomatic) That which one is prohibited from entering.
- You can play wherever you want, but remember that the cemetery is out of bounds.
- (idiomatic) Beyond the bounds of civility or morality; extremely unreasonable.
- You were out of bounds to call him a criminal.
- Outside the area of play; beyond the sideline of a playing field or court.
- The ball went out of bounds.
outside the area of play
out of bounds (plural out of bounds)
- (sports) A sideline marking the edge of a playing field or court.
- (sports) An instance of a player or the ball going out of bounds.
- 1984, Harold Keith, Forty-Seven Straight: The Wilkinson Era at Oklahoma, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, published 2003, →ISBN, page 28:
- Although Oklahoma outyarded the Jays 339 to 155, Kansas fought magnificently and earned its 13-13 tie. Royal's punting had begun to jell. He kicked four out-of-bounds against the Crimson and Blue.
sideline — see sideline