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  1. sideline, out of boundsadjective

    a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field

  2. out-of-boundsadjective

    outside the foul lines

  3. off-limits, out-of-bounds(p)adjective

    barred to a designated group

    "that area is off-limits"


  1. out of boundsnoun

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

  2. out of boundsadverb

    Outside the area of play; beyond the sideline of a playing field or court.

  3. out of boundsadjective

    prohibited to enter

  4. out of boundsadjective

    beyond the bounds of civility or morality; extremely unreasonable


  1. out of bounds

    Out of bounds generally refers to a situation or condition where something has transgressed or surpassed defined, acceptable, or legal limits or boundaries. It can apply to various contexts such as games, sports, topics of discussion, behavior, or physical areas. When something is 'out of bounds', it implies it has breached rules, standards, or thresholds set by an authority or agreed upon norms.


  1. Out of Bounds

    Out of Bounds is a 1986 American action-thriller feature film directed by Richard Tuggle and starring Anthony Michael Hall. It is currently not available on DVD.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of out of bounds in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of out of bounds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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