Definition of outmatch in English:



[with object]
  • Be superior to (an opponent or rival)

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