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

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 Judging from objective testing by Rtings and other display tech reviewers, LG's OLED TVs far outclass most desktop computer monitors on the market in all sorts of measures of picture quality, from contrast to gray uniformity. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 12 Aug. 2022 The Aces responded with a 10-4 and proceeded to outrun, outshoot and outclass Indiana in a 90-77 beatdown. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 22 July 2022 Minerd, who predicts both bitcoin and ethereum—the two largest cryptocurrencies by a considerable margin—will both survive the current crypto crash, thinks future a cryptocurrency will outclass many of the smaller coins currently jostling for space. Billy Bambrough, Forbes, 26 May 2022 That’s all secondary to the central question of whether Maverick, whose best-of-the-best attitude so closely parallels Cruise’s action-star exceptionalism, can still outclass all of his competitors. David Sims, The Atlantic, 27 May 2022 Shimano was woefully slow to react, and the company’s 1×11 drivetrains were lackluster, but the latest 12-speed XTR, XT, SLX, and Deore groups outclass all of SRAM’s comparable offerings. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 18 May 2020 Sundance has a tradition of launching no-budget genre films that outclass the moneyed competition. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 2 Feb. 2022 Dallas would outclass its opponent in either matchup based on talent and synergy. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of outclass

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Outclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outclass. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for outclass


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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