foul out

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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.
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He started the second half before fouling out with still over three minutes left in the game to finish with just nine points and nine rebounds.
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Import Terrence Watson had another subpar outing, finishing with only four points and seven rebounds before fouling out with still 2:19 left in the game.
The Beermen's woes were further compounded with June Mar Fajardo fouling out with 2:33 remaining in regulation, but got a lift from Chris Ross and reserves Ronald Tubid and Gabby Espinas late.
San Miguel's comeback bid fell short with Ross fouling out early in overtime as Thompson and Sol Mercado put the Beermen away.
Santos gave the Beermen all he could and had nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from threes on top of five rebounds before fouling out midway in the fourth period.