verb (used with object)
to get the better of (someone); outwit.
outsmart oneself, to defeat oneself unintentionally by overly elaborate intrigue, scheming, or the like:
This time he may have outsmarted himself.
(transitive) (informal) to get the better of; outwit
“to prove too clever for,” 1926, from out + smart (adj.). Related: Outsmarted; outsmarting.
[out-sawr, -sohr] /ˌaʊtˈsɔr, -ˈsoʊr/ verb (used with object) 1. to beyond.
[out-sohld] /ˌaʊtˈsoʊld/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . [out-sel] /ˌaʊtˈsɛl/ verb (used with object), outsold, outselling. 1. to exceed in volume of sales; more than: He outsells all our other salespeople. 2. to exceed in value or number of sales: a soap that outsells all other brands. 3. Archaic. to obtain […]
[out-sohl] /ˈaʊtˌsoʊl/ noun 1. the outer of a shoe. /ˈaʊtˌsəʊl/ noun 1. the outermost sole of a shoe
[out-sawrs, ‐sohrs] /ˈaʊtˌsɔrs, ‐ˌsoʊrs/ verb (used with object), outsourced, outsourcing. 1. (of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source. 2. to contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm. verb (used without object), outsourced, outsourcing. 3. to obtain goods […]