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 The Hawks found themselves outmatched and outplayed in a 41-7 loss at top seed Tampa Gaither (12-1) in Friday night’s Class 6A, Region 2 football final. Darin Klahr, orlandosentinel.com, "Tampa Gaither football too much for Lake Minneola in 6A playoff," 22 Nov. 2019 New York is 11-7 overall and 7-4 at home, but Lundqvist is severely outmatched by Holtby at this stage of his career. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Capitals-Rangers odds: Washington heavily favored in the Big Apple," 20 Nov. 2019 Louisville will already likely be outmatched by Clemson’s offensive talent. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "If Louisville is going to upset No. 2 Clemson, it must do these 3 things," 18 Oct. 2019 Tennessee is once again outmatched along the offensive and defensive line. Christopher Smith, al, "Week 4 SEC football betting preview," 21 Sep. 2019 The trouncing came as little surprise to those who have watched Merritt's campaign be outfundraised, outspent and generally outmatched by the incumbent's. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "'We're not done building yet': Joe Hogsett wins second term as Indianapolis mayor," 5 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of outmatch

1593, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2019

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“Outmatch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmatching. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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