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
Teams will race, run, eat, think and outsmart each other to the finish line.
In one sense, Unseen Portrait is carrying on the tradition of artists using the visual world to outsmart computers.
This is a game of pirate fun, gold coins, and outsmarting your friends.
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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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