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 Utah ran headfirst into Houston in two consecutive playoff runs, only to be completely outmatched in both cases. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Breaking Down the Top 20 Games of the 2019-20 NBA Season," 12 Aug. 2019 Joyner’s point, in part, was that the Raiders’ secondary had not been simply outmatched by the speed of the Chiefs’ offense. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders’ Lamarcus Joyner sees defensive potential in loss to Kansas City," 16 Sep. 2019 My obsessive interest in interiors and passion for fashion was also sorely outmatched by a complete lack of home-improvement experience—a liability in renovating 7,000 square feet of historic architecture. Joyann King, ELLE Decor, "Country But Make It Fashion! Inside Joyann King’s Chic Millbrook Estate," 12 Aug. 2019 The Big Fundamental was always known as a thinking man’s player, whose basketball brain outmatched his physical skills. ExpressNews.com, "Writers’ roundtable: Weighing in on the Spurs and Team USA basketball," 3 Aug. 2019 Adding to the trouble, the agency, armed with a relatively small $306 million budget in 2018 that supported roughly 1,100 employees, had to confront the possibility that it might be outmatched in such litigation. Washington Post, "Facebook vs the feds: The inside story of a multi-billion dollar tech giant’s privacy war with Washington," 22 July 2019 There are many regulations in place to try to control prices, but the government is increasingly outmatched by the market. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, "The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification," 12 July 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, 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

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First Known Use of outmatch

1593, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2019

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The first known use of outmatch was in 1593

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not being in agreement or harmony

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