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outwit

out·wit

outwit

 
pronunciation:
aUt wIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outwits, outwitted, outwitting
definition: to gain the advantage over by using one's wits, cleverness, or cunning.
Their forces were outnumbered, so there was no choice but to outwit the enemy.He could never outwit his mother, who could always guess what he'd been up to.
synonyms:
euchre, outfox, outguess, outsmart
similar words:
dupe, fool, outdo, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outthink, trick
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