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Definition of "outwit" []

  • To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To surpass in intelligence. (verb-transitive)
  • To get the better of by cunning or ingenuity (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To be of greater intelligence than (verb)

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Use "outwit" in a sentence
  • "Ethan Zohn, once a professional soccer player, proved he has what it takes to "outwit" and "outlast" when he won the reality T.V. show "Survivor: Africa.""
  • "I think it was smart of Sugar to mastermind a coup this close to the end to add to her 'outwit' credit with the jury, but neither her or Suzie can win in the jury against Bob, Matty or Kenny."
  • "While Jaime tries to cooperate with and outwit his captor, Marta and Isa find themselves at the mercy of two less rational members of the home-invasion team."