outclass

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out- +‎ class

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outclass (third-person singular simple present outclasses, present participle outclassing, simple past and past participle outclassed)

  1. (transitive) to surpass something or somebody else, so as to appear to be in a higher class
    • In the IQ test, he outclassed all the other applicants
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, The Onion AV Club:
      The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek.

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