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[out-mach] /ˌaʊtˈmætʃ/
verb (used with object)
to be superior to; surpass; outdo:
The home team seems to have been completely outmatched by the visitors.
Origin of outmatch
First recorded in 1595-1605; out- + match2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was not easy for the British to realize that they could be outmatched on the sea.

  • At last the whimsy of my soul is outmatched by the turn of events.

    Clair de Lune

    Michael Strange
  • Thus, the lower one, which was trying to push the drill off the rock, was outmatched.


    Randall Garrett
  • He knew the camp was against him, considering him outbluffed or outmatched.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • But for at least once in his life the old woodsman was outmatched.

    In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
  • Our friends from Central High were outmatched at several points.

  • Had she wanted war with us, her fleet and the Kaiser's could have outmatched our own.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
  • Yet she had hurried her dressing—chosen her gown even, on the chance of this interview that outmatched her schooled frivolity.

  • But two were cut down before they could draw a sword, and the others, outmatched, were driven backward.

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