out·​fox | \ ˌau̇t-ˈfäks How to pronounce outfox (audio) \
outfoxed; outfoxing; outfoxes

Definition of outfox

Examples of outfox in a Sentence

the prisoners outfoxed the guards by tunneling beneath the prison walls
Recent Examples on the Web Did Rhodes outfox the authorities by staying just inside legal bounds? Hannah Allam, Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 2021 The only way to keep the advantage is to continue to outpace, outbuild, and outfox the competition. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 6 Dec. 2020 Bill Belichick just might have done it again: found a way to outfox his opponents with another low-risk, high-reward move that the rest of the league was afraid to make. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 29 June 2020 But Mahrez zipped the ball off the greasy turf to beat the England stopper, totally outfoxing his opponent. SI.com, 1 Oct. 2019 Even an indefatigable performer like Willie Nelson can’t outfox COVID-19. Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2020 Tech giants such as Google and Amazon.com Inc. are deploying artificial intelligence to ferret out fraud on their platforms, but some cybercriminals are outfoxing Silicon Valley with software that is getting better at mimicking human behavior. Parmy Olson, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2020 The competition was outfoxed on The Masked Singer finale. Rachel Yang, EW.com, 19 Dec. 2019 Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward outfoxed Trubisky on the interception with 13 minutes, 7 seconds remaining. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, 27 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of outfox

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Outfox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfox. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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