outclass

[out-klas, -klahs]

verb (used with object)

to surpass in excellence or quality, especially by a wide margin; be superior: He far outclasses the other runners in the race.

Nearby words

  1. outbreeding,
  2. outbuilding,
  3. outburst,
  4. outcast,
  5. outcaste,
  6. outclimb,
  7. outcome,
  8. outcrop,
  9. outcross,
  10. outcry

Origin of outclass

First recorded in 1865–70; out- + class

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British Dictionary definitions for outclassed

outclass

verb (tr)

to surpass in class, quality, etc
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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