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

1960–65; out- + fox

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

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"to outwit," 1962, from out + fox (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Companies are also devising novel technologies to outfox the criminals.
Software that models human behaviour can make forecasts, outfox rivals and transform negotiations.
Some teams rely on gimmick offenses and complicated defensive schemes in an attempt to outfox their opponents.
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