overmatch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ match

Noun[edit]

overmatch (plural overmatches)

  1. A match in which one opponent is greatly superior to the other
    • 1748, David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding[1], 2007 Oxford ed., ¶13:
      [] we can increase the velocity of that force, so as to make it an overmatch for its antagonist.

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Verb[edit]

overmatch (third-person singular simple present overmatches, present participle overmatching, simple past and past participle overmatched)

  1. To match more than intended.
    The regular expression overmatched, capturing the entire paragraph instead of the specific sentence.
  2. To be more than equal to or a match for; hence, to vanquish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)
  3. To marry to a superior.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)

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