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outfox

[out-foks]
verb (used with object)
to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver: Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition.

Origin:
1960–65; out- + fox

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outfox (ˌaʊtˈfɒks)
 
vb
(tr) to surpass in guile or cunning

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outfox
"to outwit," 1962, from out + fox (q.v.).
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