Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To surpass (another) in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.

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  • v. to beat in a competition of wits

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To defeat or gain an advantage over (an antagonist) by clever stratagems; to outwit; to outmaneuver; to outsmart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. beat through cleverness and wit
  • v. outdo someone in trickery

Etymologies

out- +‎ fox (Wiktionary)

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