AskDefine | Define outsmart

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1 beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" [syn: outwit, overreach, outfox, beat, circumvent]
2 defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops putmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new superviser knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations" [syn: outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre]

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Transitive verb

  1. to beat in a competition of wits



to beat in a competition of wits

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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