outfigure

verb out·fig·ure \ ˌau̇t-ˈfi-gyər , British & often US -ˈfi-gər \

Definition of outfigure

outfigured; outfiguring
: to outdo in figuring: such as
a : outwit
  • [Sam] Hart hides his traps where … crabs like to hide, but the creatures can be elusive. "You try to outfigure your crabs," he explains …
  • —Sheela Raman
b : to surpass at calculating
  • … the real man (who, though you wouldn't know it, could outfigure any CPA) …
  • —Kenneth Turan

First Known Use of outfigure

1842

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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