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outwit

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verb out·wit \ˌau̇t-ˈwit\

Simple Definition of outwit

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

Full Definition of outwit

out·wit·tedout·wit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to get the better of by superior cleverness :  outsmart

  3. 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.



1643

First Known Use of outwit

1643



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