outwit


out·wit

verb \ˌat-ˈwit\

: to defeat or trick (someone) by being more intelligent or clever

out·wit·tedout·wit·ting

Full Definition of OUTWIT

transitive verb
1
:  to get the better of by superior cleverness :  outsmart
2
archaic :  to surpass in wisdom

Examples of OUTWIT

  1. The fox managed to outwit the hunter by hiding in a tree.
  2. They thought they had outwitted the new teacher.

First Known Use of OUTWIT

1643

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