outfox

verb out·fox \ ˌau̇t-ˈfäks \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of outfox

transitive verb

Examples of outfox in a Sentence

  1. the prisoners outfoxed the guards by tunneling beneath the prison walls

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First Known Use of outfox

1872


OUTFOX Defined for English Language Learners

outfox

verb

Definition of outfox for English Language Learners

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



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