outwit definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.
    • Archaic To surpass in intelligence.
    • To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning.
    • To defeat or gain an advantage over by superior craft or cunning stratagems.
  • verb:
    • to obtain the better of; to outsmart, to conquer in a competition of wits.
    • beat through cleverness and wit
  • noun:
    • The professors of acquiring knowledge by observance and experience, and/or knowledge so acquired; -- against inwit.
    • The professors of observation, and/or understanding gained by observance and experience: opposed to inwit.
  • others:
    • To surpass in cleverness.
    • To surpass in plots or stratagems; beat or irritate by superior ingenuity; prove also smart for.

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