Definition of outwit
1 : to get the better of by superior cleverness : outsmart
2 archaic : to surpass in wisdom
Examples of outwit in a Sentence
The fox managed to outwit the hunter by hiding in a tree.
They thought they had outwitted the new teacher.
Recent Examples of outwit from the Web
Adam was already committing much of his day to gaming, having learned to outwit the prohibitions imposed by his increasingly worried parents.
These women tapped into a long line of mythic female figures—the nymph, the witch, the fairy, the crone—who have used metamorphosis in order to outwit, and outpace, their more solid, and literal, male kin.
There's one bunch of pirates who have outwitted the DTI, who have gotten bored with transmitting irregularly to a few thousand people in one city.
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First Known Use of outwit
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Definition of outwit for English Language Learners
: to defeat or trick (someone) by being more intelligent or clever
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