out·​scheme ˌau̇t-ˈskēm How to pronounce outscheme (audio)
outschemed; outscheming

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass by scheming : to scheme better than
As national security adviser, Rice spent part of her life outscheming terrorists.Dennis Dodd

Examples of outscheme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Day downplayed how much these two play callers will be trying to outscheme each other in real time on Saturday. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2022 Trubisky has a lot of speed around him and Nagy does a good job of creating open-window throws in an effort to outscheme the defense. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, 2 Sep. 2019 Coach Jeff Brohm can outscheme some of the game’s sharpest defensive minds. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outscheme was in 1734

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“Outscheme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outscheme. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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