out·​match | \ ˌau̇t-ˈmach How to pronounce outmatch (audio) \
outmatched; outmatching; outmatches

Definition of outmatch

transitive verb

: to prove superior to : outdo

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Examples of outmatch in a Sentence

believes Secretariat would outmatch any other horse in racing history
Recent Examples on the Web But then February melted into March and after a few windy weeks, the daylight hours began to outmatch the dark ones. Tanika Davis, baltimoresun.com, 25 Apr. 2021 Lil Baby's My Turn was one of the most successful hip-hop albums of 2020, but the Atlanta champion is rapping with an insatiable drive to outmatch it. Alex Suskind, EW.com, 6 Mar. 2021 Today, qubits are not high-performing enough for a quantum computer to outmatch a classical machine in a useful task. Dario Gil, Scientific American, 9 June 2020 The lanky Terrell, however, might be outmatched against the likes of Michael Thomas, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who all will be test the wiry defender's strength. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2020 And Representative Barbara Ehardt said her bill seeking to ban transgender athletes was intended to ensure fair competition for those who may be physically outmatched by their transgender peers. Dan Levin, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020 Its air force still flies pre-revolution jetfighters that are outmatched by the modern fighters of the U.S., its Gulf Arab allies and Israel. Washington Post, 27 June 2019 The Tigers were ultimately outmatched in their Class 5A first-round playoff game against 2018 runner-up Montini, losing 56-6 on Saturday. Jakub Rudnik, chicagotribune.com, 2 Nov. 2019 Faced with an opponent headed for the draft lottery, and going up against a veteran goaltender enduring a tough season, the Wings still were outmatched. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of outmatch

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outmatch was in 1593

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29 Apr 2021

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

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