Definitions for outsmartˌaʊtˈsmɑrt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to get the better of (someone); outwit.
Idioms for outsmart:
outsmart oneself, to defeat oneself through the very schemes one has perpetrated to promote one's own welfare or profit.
Origin of outsmart:
outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent(verb)
beat through cleverness and wit
"I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
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
to do sth better than sb by using more intelligent methods
a team that often outsmarts their opponents
to beat in a competition of wits