outsmart


out·smart

transitive verb \ˌat-ˈsmärt\

: 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

  1. The government must gather large amounts of information in order to outsmart its enemies.
  2. <an inexpensive security system that would likely be outsmarted by anyone with a serious interest in circumventing it>

First Known Use of OUTSMART

1924

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