out·​class | \ ˌau̇t-ˈklas How to pronounce outclass (audio) \
outclassed; outclassing; outclasses

Definition of outclass

transitive verb

: to excel or surpass so decisively as to be or appear to be of a higher class

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Examples of outclass in a Sentence

The new model outclasses all past models. She outclassed everyone else in the dance competition.
Recent Examples on the Web Poway totaled 328 points to outclass Granite Hills (172.5) and Mt. Carmel (108.5) in the team scoring. Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021 Put another way, the new Siri Remote exudes niceness in ways that clearly outclass its competition. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Samsung has announced an enhanced smartphone camera sensor that should easily outclass all rivals, including Apple’s iPhones. Paul Monckton, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Yes, even without an all-star crew of sidelined players, the defending NFC champions still had enough to outclass the Giants, losers of 39 of their past 51 games. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, 27 Sep. 2020 Take the James Webb Space Telescope, the high-tech, revolutionary telescope designed to outclass the Hubble, as an example. Howard Bloom, Quartz, 13 Jan. 2020 Such was the case Sunday, when a middle-of-the-road rebounding team outclassed IU 37-21. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2020 From front to back Inter outfought and outclassed their opponents, seemingly winning every single duel with a Borussia Dortmund player during the opening 45 minutes. SI.com, 5 Nov. 2019 The mammoth round—and equally massive gun—still holds the title of the most powerful commercial handgun made (even though high-powered rifle rounds in specialized single shots technically still outclass it). Field & Stream, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of outclass

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outclass was in 1870

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6 Jun 2021

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“Outclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outclass. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outclass

: to be or do much better than (someone or something)


out·​class | \ au̇t-ˈklas How to pronounce outclass (audio) \
outclassed; outclassing

Kids Definition of outclass

: to be or do much better than : surpass She outclassed everyone else in the competition.

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