outmatch

verb
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 Today, qubits are not high-performing enough for a quantum computer to outmatch a classical machine in a useful task. Dario Gil, Scientific American, "The Quantum App Store Is Coming," 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, "NFL draft 2020: Dolphins, Raiders among first round's most questionable picks," 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, "‘It’s Degrading.’ Transgender Youth Targeted in Dozens of Bills Across America," 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, "A breakdown of what’s at stake in US-Iran crisis," 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, "Elmwood Park’s football season ends with 5A playoff loss to Montini," 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, "Detroit Red Wings have another tough outing vs. New Jersey Devils, 4-1," 26 Feb. 2020 The former vice president, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, has outmatched Trump in a number of public opinion polls and thus poses a significant potential political threat to the president. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, "Whistleblower controversy deepens as Trump suggests he discussed Biden with Ukraine president," 22 Sep. 2019 Here are three takeaways from the Aggies’ loss to the Tigers: Aggies can’t match Tigers’ offense In both games this week, Texas A&M didn’t play poor, but didn’t have enough in the tank to outmatch its opponent on offense. Alex Miller, Dallas News, "Savion Flagg continues hot stretch, but Texas A&M’s offense can’t keep up with LSU," 29 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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27 Jun 2020

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“Outmatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmatch. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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