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outclass

[out-klas, -klahs]
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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.
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Origin of outclass

First recorded in 1865–70; out- + class
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Related Words for outclassed

beat, outperform, excel, eclipse, outrun, outshine, outmatch, outdo, dominate, outdistance, outpace, outplay, exceed, top, cap, better, outstrip, pass, surmount, tower

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British Dictionary definitions for outclassed

outclass

verb (tr)
  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.).

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