[out-wit] /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/

verb (used with object), outwitted, outwitting.
to get the better of by superior ingenuity or cleverness; outsmart:
to outwit a dangerous opponent.
Archaic. to surpass in wisdom or knowledge.
verb (transitive) -wits, -witting, -witted
to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
(archaic) to be of greater intelligence than

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


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