from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surpass decisively, so as to appear of a higher class.
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- v. to surpass something or somebody else, so as to appear to be in a higher class
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass (another, especially a competitor or rival), so as to belong to a higher class.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to appear in a lower class
out- + class (Wiktionary)