Definition of outclass in English:



[with object]
  • Be far superior to.

    ‘Villa totally outclassed us in the first half’
    • ‘There is no doubt Scotland would have been outclassed.’
    • ‘Their manager may not want his side measured against the Old Firm, but they are outclassing everyone else in the division.’
    • ‘No other single sportsman is so obsessed with winning or so totally outclasses the rest of the competition.’
    • ‘That may have been the case several years ago when Canadian teams were periodically outclassed, but not anymore.’
    • ‘And for 45 minutes they not only looked capable of beating Chelsea, but also outclassing them.’
    • ‘However, I had a view of what masculinity involved and he totally outclassed me.’
    • ‘They showed endeavour for 100 minutes and were outclassed but not disgraced.’
    • ‘They have proved themselves a very capable side this season, but were thoroughly outclassed on this occasion.’
    • ‘But it was only on the resumption that thing got really interesting, and the home side put up a great show to totally outclass their opponents.’
    • ‘Had he succeeded he would have outclassed one of his predecessors, who was famously described as incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same time.’
    • ‘It is difficult to explain what happened after that but a team that had not performed as a cohesive unit all season came together to totally outclass their visitors.’
    • ‘The amateurs from Halifax never showed any sign of throwing in the towel even though they were hopelessly outclassed all across the park.’
    • ‘Now, only a French-run patisserie outclasses her.’
    • ‘She removed it, a thick volume about business metrics and outclassing your competitor, a slip of yellow paper used as a book mark.’
    • ‘They were simply outclassed by a side improving with every outing.’
    • ‘To say they were outclassed would be an injustice, but to say their efforts were more laboured is a necessary concession to Galway.’
    • ‘Well, no, it couldn't; it's completely outclassed by the competition.’
    • ‘They were totally outclassed and beaten off the field by a far superior and very good Australian team.’
    • ‘The economy has grown by more than 9 percent for the past several years, booking 9.9 percent in the first quarter of this year alone, and far outclasses its peers in the region.’
    • ‘And are newspapers just outclassing the networks?’
    surpass, be superior to, be better than, outshine, overshadow, eclipse, outdo, outplay, outmanoeuvre, outdistance, outstrip, outrun, outpace, out-think, get the better of, dwarf, put in the shade, upstage, transcend
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