outwit

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verb out·wit \ˌau̇t-ˈwit\

Definition of outwit

outwitted

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outwitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to get the better of by superior cleverness :  outsmart

  3. 2 archaic :  to surpass in wisdom

Examples of outwit in a sentence

  1. The fox managed to outwit the hunter by hiding in a tree.

  2. They thought they had outwitted the new teacher.

Circa 1630

First Known Use of outwit

circa 1630


OUTWIT Defined for English Language Learners

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verb out·wit \ˌau̇t-ˈwit\

Definition of outwit for English Language Learners

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


OUTWIT Defined for Kids

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verb out·wit \au̇t-ˈwit\

Definition of outwit for Students

outwitted

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outwitting



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