Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • verb transitive to beat in a competition of wits

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

  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
  • verb outdo someone in trickery

Etymologies

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out- +‎ fox

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