Definitions

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

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

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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 defeat by more skillful maneuvering
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit

Etymologies

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out- +‎ smart

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

  • 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.

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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

  • 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 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 and amenities.

    Automotive Headlines

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

    Autoblog

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