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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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 Not only are our election guardians merely outmatched, but the system they guard is also rickety. Benjamin Wofford, Vox, "The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.," 25 Oct. 2018 That spending, however, is outmatched by expansion supporters. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Medicaid-Expansion Fights Pit Hospitals, Labor Against Conservative Groups, Tobacco Companies," 20 Oct. 2018 Arkin warns that much more research needs to be conducted before fielding them in lethal systems, but there are already systems which can outmatch humans in recognition tasks. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U.S. Is Backing Killer Robots," 14 Sep. 2018 That was outmatched by the wealthier Republican Governors Association, which has raised $113 million in the 2017-18 cycle so far. Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Gov. Inslee hits the road to support Democratic gubernatorial candidates nationally," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of outmatch

1593, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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