out-of-bounds
out-of-bounds out-of-bounds adj. 1. (Sports) outside the delimited playing field. [Narrower terms: {foul (vs. fair) ] WordNet 1.5]

2. barred to a designated group. [predicate]

Syn: off-limits. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Beyond the limits of the expected standard of taste or propriety; as, an out-of-bounds remark. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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