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- Rhymes: -ɑːs
- (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.