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

transitive verb

: to outdo in figuring: such as
: 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
: to surpass at calculating
… the real man (who, though you wouldn't know it, could outfigure any CPA) …Kenneth Turan

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of outfigure was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Outfigure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfigure. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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