out·match | \ˌau̇t-ˈmach \
outmatched; outmatching; outmatches

Definition of outmatch 

transitive verb

: to prove superior to : outdo

Examples of outmatch in a Sentence

believes Secretariat would outmatch any other horse in racing history

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The Cavaliers could try to outmatch other organizations by offering their star a five-year max contract worth $205 million. Jenna West, SI.com, "Shaq Doesn't Think LeBron James Needs to Chase Championships Anymore," 18 June 2018 And China’s global navigation satellite system, known as BeiDou, has some capabilities that outmatch even the United States’ GPS. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space," 26 June 2018 Dow used an overpowering fastball and a sharp breaking ball to outmatch the Rocketeers (6-1). Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, "Kevin Dow and Tyler Dalton form dynamic duo for Mansfield baseball," 3 May 2018 The battle is on between Andrew Luck’s brain and his shoulder, and that shoulder is outmatched. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Andrew Luck's head tells his shoulder it's time to throw," 12 June 2018 And Baker needs to prove that his production will outmatch his 6-foot-1, 229-pound frame. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Upcoming minicamp will give Dolphins rookies the first chance to prove themselves," 8 May 2018 In the ensuing years, Cochise and his warriors raided settlements and fought with soldiers who always seemed outmatched by the tactics of the Apaches. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Famous graves in Arizona: Big Nose Kate, Cochise and other notables," 27 Apr. 2018 The report found that a major East Bay quake also would outmatch California’s minimum building codes, which are designed only to keep most structures strong enough to enable people to safely evacuate. Rong-gong Lin Ii, latimes.com, "East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb,' more dangerous than San Andreas, new study finds," 18 Apr. 2018 But if Afghan government forces don’t get any gear at all, they will be increasingly outmatched on the battlefield. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Taliban Forces Are Getting Their Hands on Night Vision Goggles and Lasers," 2 Apr. 2018

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1593, in the meaning defined above

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