outwit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌaʊtˈwɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(out′wit)

Inflections of 'outwit' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
outwits
v 3rd person singular
outwitting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
outwitted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
outwitted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
out•wit /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -wit•ted, -wit•ting. 
  1. to defeat or gain an advantage over (another) by greater cleverness;
    outsmart.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
out•wit  (out′wit),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -wit•ted, -wit•ting. 
  1. to get the better of by superior ingenuity or cleverness;
    outsmart:to outwit a dangerous opponent.
  2. [Archaic.]to surpass in wisdom or knowledge.
  • out- + wit1 1645–55
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged outguess, outfox, outmaneuver, outthink, finesse.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
outwit /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ vb ( -wits, -witting, -witted)(transitive)
  1. to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
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