Definition of outmatch in English:



  • Be superior to (an opponent or rival)

    ‘vast chambers were built which outmatched anything to be seen in Europe’
    • ‘His rival's uncanny instinct outmatched his own methodical approach.’
    • ‘The ballet, given three casts of principals, proved decently enough danced at a creditable second-tier level; the women, however, markedly outmatched the men.’
    • ‘But while the evidence suggests that the demand is there, it is still clearly outmatched by supply.’
    • ‘The combat power of this element far exceeds and outmatches any threat faced.’
    • ‘The dragon retaliated with flames and dark magic, easily outmatching them despite its wounds.’
    • ‘She began to parry and dodge their blazing fast attacks, but she was clearly outmatched and succumbed to their slashes and blows and was being pushed back.’
    • ‘Edward's bellow outmatched his young son's by half.’
    • ‘While cruise ships have food aplenty today, the liners in their heyday outmatched today's ships by far.’
    • ‘They were not outnumbered, but they were outmatched.’
    • ‘The former matched and sometimes outmatched them.’
    • ‘This strain demonstrates rapid and aggressive colonization and far outmatches other isolates in bioactivity and vigor.’
    • ‘His considerable strength and skill that would easily outmatch an opponent in normal situations now seemed dreadfully inadequate.’
    • ‘The visual appeal is outmatched by the fantastic soundtrack.’
    • ‘His passion was outmatched only by his awesome talent.’
    • ‘On the other hand, maybe we just shouldn't bother since we seem to be so outmatched in the hatred department anyway.’
    • ‘Graham struggled, but he was outmatched and gave up.’
    • ‘However, I was proved outmatched by every opponent I faced.’
    • ‘He has the ability to raise his game to outmatch his opponent, and is expected to pull off some interesting wins.’
    • ‘Moreover, as part of a small firm with four lawyers and some ‘secretaries turned into paralegals,’ they were hugely outmatched by the opposition.’
    • ‘Oh, how fortunate you are to be the daughter of one of the few women who have outmatched all males in her life.’
    surpass, improve on, beat, exceed, excel, top, cap, trump, eclipse, outstrip, outdo, go one better than
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