outwit

Part of speech: verb

To excel or defeat by cunning.

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Usage examples "outwit":

  1. So this feeblest of all the animals physically speaking he would be no match for a hundred different kinds of animals that are about us is able to outwit them all, that is, to outknow, he has become the ruler of the earth. - "Our Unitarian Gospel", Minot Savage.
  2. When he heard the key turn in the door he looked about for a way to outwit Meg. - "Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun", Mabel C. Hawley.
  3. To outwit the cunning of Yaeethl were the locks made. - "In the Time That Was", James Frederic Thorne.