Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To surpass decisively, so as to appear of a higher class.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

out- +‎ class (Wiktionary)

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