verb (used with object)

  1. 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.
  2. to match (a competitor) against another of superior strength, ability, or the like.

verb (ˌəʊvəˈmætʃ) (tr)

  1. to be more than a match for
  2. to match with a superior opponent

noun (ˈəʊvəˌmætʃ)

  1. a person superior in ability
  2. a match in which one contestant is superior

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

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