Definition of outsmart
: to get the better of; especially : outwit
Examples of outsmart in a Sentence
The government must gather large amounts of information in order to outsmart its enemies.
an inexpensive security system that would likely be outsmarted by anyone with a serious interest in circumventing it
Recent Examples of outsmart from the Web
The impressive ball skills that top players use to outsmart their opponents is just one example of that creativity -- and certainly something that leads to a lot of entertaining highlights.
In a league of 30 teams trying to outsmart one another, Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard had one of the most difficult summers of all top NBA executives.
Teams will race, run, eat, think and outsmart each other to the finish line.
Of course, a white shark would be a difficult prey to tackle due to its power and size, but orcas (again like humans) use group hunting strategies that can outsmart almost any prey.
That hope can’t be found with the Predators because the Hawks couldn’t skate with or outsmart their divisional rival.
Konkel now hopes her dogs learn tips to outsmart snakes.
But there must be other ways to outsmart the financial wizardry.
The girl outsmarts her, pocketing the money and retrieving the flowers.
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First Known Use of outsmart
OUTSMART Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outsmart for English Language Learners
: to defeat or trick (someone) by being more intelligent or clever
OUTSMART Defined for Kids
Definition of outsmart for Students
: to beat or trick by being more clever than He outsmarted his enemies.
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