from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To prove greater or better than; surpass.
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- v. to surpass or be better than something or someone else
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass as rival; be more than a match for; vie successfully with; outdo; overmatch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be or do something to a greater degree
In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
Can "Avatar" outmatch "Titanic" at the box office, or do you think the ship will sink?
As narratives, these poems outmatch much of the recent crop of "flash fiction" currently in vogue on the prose side of the literary aisle.
Turkey's trade with the Gulf, with Russia, with its newly befriended neighbors simply outmatch the financial benefits of the strictly U.S.
Aviaries with raucous jungle parrots outmatch the mariachis in volume and plumage.
It seems possible that the upper atmospheres of the gas giants have too much ionization, so the processes that break up large molecules outmatch the processes that create them.
Can the future visions of the Kwitatz Haderach outmatch the Visualization of the Cosmic All of the Second Stage Lensmen?
It's the same reason U.S. airlines shy away from adding service in rival airline's fortress hubs -- the bigger incumbent can outmatch you in flights and fares to protect its markets, and likely has many business travelers locked into frequent flier programs and corporate contracts.
They said he couldn't build the political organization to outmatch the likes of opponents who had been building their organizations for years.
And they said there was no way that Barack Obama could build the kind of political organization that could outmatch the political might of a candidate that had been building their base for a lot longer period of time.