Definitions for outsmartˌaʊtˈsmɑrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to get the better of (someone); outwit.

Idioms for outsmart:

  1. outsmart oneself, to defeat oneself through the very schemes one has perpetrated to promote one's own welfare or profit.

    Category: Idiom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent(verb)

    beat through cleverness and wit

    "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"

  2. outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart(verb)

    defeat by more skillful maneuvering

    "The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outsmart(verb)ˌaʊtˈsmɑrt

    to do sth better than sb by using more intelligent methods

    a team that often outsmarts their opponents


  1. outsmart(Verb)

    to beat in a competition of wits


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