outwit

[out-wit] /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/
verb (used with object), outwitted, outwitting.
1.
to get the better of by superior ingenuity or cleverness; outsmart:
"to outwit a dangerous opponent."
2.
Archaic. to surpass in wisdom or knowledge.
Origin
1645–55; out- + wit1
Synonyms
1. outguess, outfox, outmaneuver, outthink, finesse.
Example Sentences for outwit
To outwit predators, insects have evolved all sorts of defenses, from spraying noxious fluid to playing dead.
To outwit physics, you can buy an expensive restaurant ice maker-or you can use this simple process.
And while the judicial proceedings dragged on, disease-causing bacteria continued to outwit antibiotics.
Neither gang is aware of his double play, and each thinks it is using him, but the stranger will outwit them both.
But they also outwit each other in sharp dealing and they bargain their mean souls away.
As well, trying to outwit specialists in investment innovation is going to be a endless headache.
It was a strange paradox of marriage that it required her to outwit her husband.
Stalky and friends might outwit the teachers, but the head would always slap them down on principle.
However, it deprives the protected sibling from learning to negotiate or barter or to use humor to outwit the other.
These kids steal to eat, lie to get by, outwit tourists to get money.
British Dictionary definitions for outwit
outwit (ˌaʊtˈwɪt)
 
vb , -wits, -witting, -witted
1.  to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
2.  archaic to be of greater intelligence than

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Word Origin and History for outwit
outwit
"to get the better of by superior wits," 1652, from out + wit (q.v.).
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