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

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Thailand, ranked No. 34 in the world, was clearly outmatched even though the team has shown progress on the world stage. Anne M. Peterson, courant.com, "Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0," 11 June 2019 Thailand, ranked No. 34 in the world, was clearly outmatched even though the team has shown progress on the world stage. Anne M. Peterson, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s Mallory Pugh, Lindsay Horan score in U.S. women’s national team’s rout of Thailand in FIFA Women’s World Cup," 11 June 2019 Thailand, ranked Number 34 in the world, was clearly outmatched even though the team has shown progress on the world stage. Washington Post, "U.S. women’s team starts World Cup with a record-setting rout," 11 June 2019 Thailand, ranked No. 34 in the world, was clearly outmatched even though the team has shown progress on the world stage. Anne M. Peterson, Anchorage Daily News, "US women open World Cup defense with record-setting 13-0 rout of Thailand," 11 June 2019 But Beijing’s flagship program of outward investment in several ways has been outmatched by Japan’s near-silent efforts. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Japan’s Silent Belt and Road Is Beating China’s," 22 Apr. 2019 As a biological matter, most women are physically outmatched by men. Abigail Shrier, WSJ, "The Transgender War on Women," 26 Mar. 2019 Today, despite being fifty years old, this frankenplane can still transport monstrous cargo, even outmatching the C-5 Galaxy by volume. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018 Militaries have continually upgraded tanks and other armored vehicles to try and keep pace with threats, but the newest missiles outmatch most armor. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Powerful Antitank Missiles Put U.S. Forces in Middle East at Risk," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of outmatch

1593, in the meaning defined above

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