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[oh-ver-mach] /ˌoʊ vərˈmætʃ/

verb (used with object)
to be more than a match for; surpass; defeat:
an assignment that clearly overmatched his abilities; an able task force that overmatched the enemy fleet.
to match (a competitor) against another of superior strength, ability, or the like.
verb (transitive) (ˌəʊvəˈmætʃ)
to be more than a match for
to match with a superior opponent
noun (ˈəʊvəˌmætʃ)
a person superior in ability
a match in which one contestant is superior

mid-14c., “be more than a match for,” from over- + match (v.). Related: Overmatched; overmatching.


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