Overmatch
Overmatch O`ver*match", v. t. 1. To be more than equal to or a match for; hence, to vanquish. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. To marry (one) to a superior. [Obs.] --Burton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Overmatch — O ver*match , n. One superior in power; also, an unequal match; a contest in which one of the opponents is overmatched. Milton. D. Webster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overmatch — index beat (defeat), outbalance, overcome (surmount) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overmatch — [ō΄vər mach′] vt. 1. to be more than a match for 2. to match against a superior opponent …   English World dictionary

  • overmatch — 1. noun A match in which one opponent is very superior to the other we can increase the velocity of that force, so as to make it an overmatch for its antagonist. See Also: overmatched 2. verb To …   Wiktionary

  • overmatch — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to be more than a match for ; defeat 2. to match with a superior opponent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overmatch — /oh veuhr mach /, v.t. 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,… …   Universalium

  • overmatch — v. defeat; surpass; be superior to (in ability, quality, status, etc.); match with a competitor or partner that is superior (in ability, status, quality, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overmatch — verb [usu. as adjective overmatched] chiefly N. Amer. be stronger, better armed, or more skilful than …   English new terms dictionary

  • overmatch — o•ver•match [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈmætʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to be more than a match for; surpass; defeat 2) to match against a superior opponent or competitor • Etymology: 1300–50; ME overmacchen …   From formal English to slang

  • overmatch — /oʊvəˈmætʃ/ (say ohvuh mach) verb (t) to outmatch; surpass; defeat …   Australian English dictionary

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