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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The lizard can outsmart predators by leaving its tail behind to confuse them.
▪ And Royle is hoping to outsmart the old master, just like he did last season.
▪ From a human relations point of view, Janet had outsmarted Hazel by refusing to become a victim over a trivial matter.
▪ Glover felt hot under the collar; it would seem that all manner of deranged people were managing to outsmart him.
▪ He can't even outsmart his own electorate, let alone us.
▪ His only chance is to outsmart Koch's crew in shifty winds.
▪ Lansdale also helped Diem to outsmart his domestic adversaries.
▪ Pollard and the Dingles try to outsmart each other over the barn development.
▪ The transaction settled, Heather got back into the carriage, feeling triumphant as usual when outsmarting males at their own game.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to prove too clever for," 1926, from out + smart (adj.). Related: Outsmarted; outsmarting.


vb. (context transitive English) to beat in a competition of wit

  1. v. 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]


OutSmart Magazine, or simply OutSmart, is a monthly publication serving Houston's LGBT community since 1994. Founded by Greg Jeu, the magazine's outreach has exceeded 200,000 and is distributed at over 350 locations in Houston and Galveston, as well as in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio. Upon its creation, it was the only local magazine to highlight the society, politics, and culture surrounding the LGBT community in Houston, rather than serving as an entertainment guide; most other publications at that time tended to feature sexually-explicit content and advertisements. OutSmart is also certified and verified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBT Business Enterprise, and is audited by Verified Audit Circulation.

OutSmart has won numerous accolades, including the Nation's Best Local Gay and Lesbian Magazine by the Vice Versa Gay Press Awards in 1998 and 1999; Best Local Magazine by the Houston Press from 2006 to 2009; and several Lone Star Awards, awarded by the Houston Press Club Association.

In conjunction with the Houston Gay Pride Parade, OutSmart provided the official guide to the event in 2009 and 2010. In October 2010, OutSmart partnered with the Montrose Center to raise awareness about domestic violence within the LGBT community for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Usage examples of "outsmart".

We believe our Bush girls can outdrink and outsmart any of these Ruskies.

Bush Twins We believe our Bush girls can outdrink and outsmart any of these Ruskies.

I passed every damn test they threw at me, I outfought, outshot, and outsmarted all the men at my level.

He planned to outsmart Moncada by leaving for America from the Atlantic port of La Coruna, as no one in his right mind would travel away from Barcelona to take a ship.

That an illiterate Irishwoman with dirt beneath her nails had outsmarted him.

Logical, solid, respectable, smart, he could outtalk her, outsmart her, and leave her laughing while he did it.

Silver Fox the craftiest criminal lawyer in this part of the country the man who can get any crook or murderer off by outsmarting a dumb prosecuting attorney, a sleepy judge and a stupid jury!

He had been outmaneuvered, outwitted, and outsmarted by the Empress-a cephalid.

He got lucky, but he had to perceive that he had outsmarted the police.

They were all college kids and I never had anything in my life and I outsmarted them.

So this was the famous Artur Blord, the man whose courage and audacity was a byword, the great operator who always outsmarted his enemies, the financial and industrial wizard who never failed to deliver the goods.

It meant that the Diggers had outsmarted them: the beasts were clever.

One might think they are outsmarting it, but they will be tripped up as the test progresses.

Henrys himself had not anticipated the weapon, so he hadn't outsmarted Brf.

Eeeee, Little Marvelous Mouth, he chortled, the yang outsmarted the yin after all!