outclass

verb
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 That enabled Buffalo to storm past the Giants’ confused and outclassed defense for three consecutive touchdowns. Dave Caldwell, New York Times, "Bills’ Josh Allen Feels Right at Home in Win Over Giants," 15 Sep. 2019 Mexico was so confident and dynamic and the U.S. so befuddled and outclassed last week it’s clear new coach Gregg Berhalter’s task of rebuilding the national team will be much more difficult than anticipated. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Soccer! Loss to Mexico shows U.S. men’s team still has a long way to go," 10 Sep. 2019 But there’s no other way to describe it other than to say he was completely outclassed in this game. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Bears’ 10-3 loss to the Packers in Week 1," 6 Sep. 2019 The components and tuning of the MH751 is good enough to outclass the sound of many pricier headsets that do include 7.1 surround. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: The best gaming headsets for your console or gaming rig," 21 Aug. 2019 North Carolina State Freshman running back Bam Knight is a star in the making for the Wolfpack, which has allowed only three points in two games against outclassed non-conference opponents East Carolina and Western Carolina. Scott Keepfer, USA TODAY, "ACC power rankings: Clemson remains No. 1, but there is new No. 2 after Week 2 games," 9 Sep. 2019 Now, even as small quantum computers are materializing in labs around the world, useful ones that will outclass ordinary computers remain years or decades away. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code," 6 Jan. 2019 Now, even as small quantum computers are materializing in labs around the world, useful ones that will outclass ordinary computers remain years or decades away. Wired, "Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code," 6 Jan. 2019 UConn was ultimately outclassed by a better team and remains painfully young. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: With a heavy heart, Randy Edsall coached UConn through a performance that the program should be proud of," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of outclass

1870, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2019

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The first known use of outclass was in 1870

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outclass

verb
How to pronounce outclass (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of outclass

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

outclass

verb
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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