outsmart

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verb out·smart \ˌau̇t-ˈsmärt\

Definition of outsmart

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to get the better of; especially :  outwit

Examples of outsmart in a sentence

  1. The government must gather large amounts of information in order to outsmart its enemies.

  2. <an inexpensive security system that would likely be outsmarted by anyone with a serious interest in circumventing it>

1924

First Known Use of outsmart

1924


OUTSMART Defined for English Language Learners

outsmart

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verb out·smart \ˌau̇t-ˈsmärt\

Definition of outsmart for English Language Learners

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


OUTSMART Defined for Kids

outsmart

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verb out·smart \au̇t-ˈsmärt\

Definition of outsmart for Students

outsmarted

outsmarting

  1. :  to beat or trick by being more clever than <He outsmarted his enemies.>


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