One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he proceeded to win his next nine races, completely outclassing his rivals’
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
top, cap, trump, trounce, beat, defeat, better, put to shame, exceed, leave behind, outrank
informal be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, run rings round, leave standing, walk away from
US informal own
archaic outrival, outvie
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