Outwit



[out-wit] /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/

verb (used with object), outwitted, outwitting.
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.
/ˌaʊtˈwɪt/
verb (transitive) -wits, -witting, -witted
1.
to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
2.
(archaic) to be of greater intelligence than
v.

“to get the better of by superior wits,” 1650s, from out + wit. Related: Outwitted; outwitting.

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