Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To gain the advantage over by cunning; outwit.

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  • v. to beat in a competition of wits

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

  • v. defeat by more skillful maneuvering
  • v. beat through cleverness and wit

Etymologies

out- +‎ smart (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Plus he's a smug know-it-all brat who shouts down or tries to intimidate anyone he can't outsmart, which is almost anyone.

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  • While all varieties of influenza are RNA-type viruses that attack the respiratory system, the molecular biology of each virus mutates frequently, effectively trying to "outsmart" those of us physicians and scientists who strive to keep the virus at bay.

    Norman H. Edelman, M.D.: Why The Flu Is The Smartest Virus Around

  • For it is not they that outsmart us, but the capacity of genetic mutations to mimic intelligence in a way that can "outsmart" even "intelligent designers" such as human drug researchers.

    Outsmarted by the Unintelligent

  • Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and "out-tough" the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features and amenities.

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  • Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and

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  • Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and "out-tough" the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features, amenities and ride quality.

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  • In particular, Britain wants to "outsmart" rather than "outspend" its competitors, creating communities of advocates and spreading the word virally.

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  • In the case of this Border Collie, I would "outsmart" him by having an identical ball hidden and load it into the chucker before he comes back with the first one.

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  • For starters, treating it as a technological problem leads to an arms race mentality in which spammers are continually driven to "outsmart" technological safeguards as they are developed.

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  • Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game-changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and "out-tough" the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features and amenities.

    Automotive Headlines

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