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outclass

[out-klas, -klahs] /ˌaʊtˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to surpass in excellence or quality, especially by a wide margin; be superior:
He far outclasses the other runners in the race.
Origin of outclass
1865-1870
1865-70; out- + class
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  • I had not even a knife, and had I possessed one I was outnumbered and outclassed.

  • The Tories have been out-generalled, outmanœuvred, and outclassed.

  • These unfortunates do not like hard, manual work; they cannot do it well; they are outclassed in it.

    Analyzing Character Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • Before many years, it became apparent that Hussey was outclassed.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • Harwell appeared to be outclassed, so far as her rush line was concerned.

    The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour
  • She was outclassed in weapons, weight and speed—in all save pilots.

    The Passing of Ku Sui Anthony Gilmore
  • I used to think it was because I was outclassed: I know now it has been because I wouldn't do as other men do.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • It was, in any case, promptly evident to everybody that Aylmer was outclassed.

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
  • There was one at that time who outclassed them all, and in an evil day they met.

British Dictionary definitions for outclassed

outclass

/ˌaʊtˈklɑːs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to surpass in class, quality, etc
2.
to defeat easily
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Word Origin and History for outclassed

outclass

v.

1870, "to beat (a rival) so completely as to put him out of the same class," from out + class (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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