Definitions for outwitˌaʊtˈwɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•witˌaʊtˈwɪt(v.t.)-wit•ted, -wit•ting.

  1. to get the better of by superior cleverness.

  2. Archaic. to surpass in wisdom.

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outwit(verb)ˌaʊtˈwɪt

    to do sth better than sb by using more intelligent methods

    She managed to outwit her attacker and get free.


  1. outwit(Verb)

    To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.

Translations for outwit

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to defeat (someone) by being cleverer than he is

She managed to outwit the police and escape.

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