outfigure

verb
out·​fig·​ure | \ ˌau̇t-ˈfi-gyər How to pronounce outfigure (audio) , British & often US -ˈfi-gər \
outfigured; outfiguring

Definition of outfigure

transitive verb

: 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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“Outfigure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfigure. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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