overmatch

verb over·match \ ˌō-vər-ˈmach \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of overmatch

transitive verb
1 : to be more than a match for : defeat
2 : to match with a superior opponent

Examples of overmatch in a Sentence

  1. an indomitable spirit that no amount of adversity could overmatch

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First Known Use of overmatch

14th century



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