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vb. (present participle of outwit English)

  1. v. beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" [syn: overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent]

  2. [also: outwitting, outwitted]


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Usage examples of "outwitting".

For years Philip had schemed and plotted to rule Greece, organizing an army of agents and subversives in all the major cities, outwitting the likes of Demosthenes and Aischines in Athens and the most brilliant minds of Sparta, Thebes and Corinth.

Lando had spent his youth outwitting Imperial agents and swindling the deadliest criminals in the galaxy, and he had been rescuing the Solo children and their parents for longer than Anakin had been alive.

Tom is at home on a boat, and enjoys outwitting fish and turtle and dugong.

During these exertions the intellect of the crab has been concentrated for outwitting the vigilance of enemies, for the plodding policeman is not singular in appreciation.