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outfox

[out-foks] /ˌaʊtˈfɒks/
verb (used with object)
1.
to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver:
Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; out- + fox
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Examples for outfox
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for outfox

outfox

/ˌaʊtˈfɒks/
verb
1.
(transitive) to surpass in guile or cunning
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Word Origin and History for outfox
v.

"outwit," 1939, from out + fox (q.v.). Related: Outfoxed; outfoxing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for outfox

outfox

verb

To outwit; outsmart; fox (1962+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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