- to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
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out•wit /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object], -wit•ted, -wit•ting.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to defeat or gain an advantage over (another) by greater cleverness;
out•wit (out′wit′),USA pronunciation v.t., -wit•ted, -wit•ting.
- to get the better of by superior ingenuity or cleverness;
outsmart:to outwit a dangerous opponent.
- [Archaic.]to surpass in wisdom or knowledge.
- out- + wit1 1645–55
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged outguess, outfox, outmaneuver, outthink, finesse.
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outwit /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ vb ( -wits, -witting, -witted)(transitive)
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