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
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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