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overmatch

[ oh-ver-mach ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈmætʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to be more than a match for; surpass; defeat: an assignment that clearly overmatched his abilities; an able task force that overmatched the enemy fleet.
to match (a competitor) against another of superior strength, ability, or the like.
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Origin of overmatch

First recorded in 1300–50, overmatch is from the Middle English word overmacchen.See over-, match2
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British Dictionary definitions for overmatch

overmatch
/ mainly US /

verb (ˌəʊvəˈmætʃ) (tr)
to be more than a match for
to match with a superior opponent
noun (ˈəʊvəˌmætʃ)
a person superior in ability
a match in which one contestant is superior
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