foul out

(redirected from fouled out)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

foul out

1. In basketball, to have reached the maximum number of allowable fouls and thus no longer be able to play in the game. Well, our best player just fouled out, so there's no way we're going to win this game.
2. In baseball, to hit a fly ball that is caught by an opposing player in foul territory. Ugh, I can't believe I fouled out—I thought for sure that ball was going into the stands!
See also: foul, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

foul out (of something)

[for a basketball player] to be forced out of a game because of having too many fouls. The center fouled out in the first fifteen minutes. Two other players fouled out soon after.
See also: foul, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

foul out

v.
1. Sports To be put out of a game for exceeding the number of permissible fouls: After committing his fifth foul, the center fouled out and walked off the court.
2. Baseball To strike out by hitting a fly ball that goes foul but is still caught: He fouled out on a pop fly near the dugout on the third base line.
See also: foul, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
'Honestly, I'm not satisfied because he was in foul trouble and got fouled out. Tony has to adjust on his defense, on how to play defense without him being called for a foul,' he said.
This was the second straight game Mitchell had fouled out, which raises more concerns whether he is indeed what the doctor ordered for the Hotshots.
Boston squandered that chance when Hall popped out to the infield, Kevin Cash fouled out one-third the way up the first-base line and Marco Scutaro grounded out - all while Cameron stayed anchored at third and the game remained tied at 1.
However, by then DeRon Rutledge (16 points, four rebounds) had fouled out on some dubious contact calls.
The Jets, taking full advantage of the situation, double-teamed the electrifying Moore down the stretch to run off 15 unanswered points aided by another two technical fouls as Anthony Haase fouled out to close out the game.
He fouled out in his debut against Meralco, committed four fouls versus San Miguel Beer last Sunday and had five Saturday night.