Simple Definition of outsmart
: to defeat or trick (someone) by being more intelligent or clever
Full Definition of outsmart
: to get the better of; especially : outwit
Examples of outsmart in a sentence
The government must gather large amounts of information in order to outsmart its enemies.
<an inexpensive security system that would likely be outsmarted by anyone with a serious interest in circumventing it>
First Known Use of outsmart
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OUTSMART Defined for Kids
Definition of outsmart for Students
: to beat or trick by being more clever than <He outsmarted his enemies.>
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