outwitting

outwit

[out-wit]
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


1. outguess, outfox, outmaneuver, outthink, finesse.
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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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outwit
"to get the better of by superior wits," 1652, from out + wit (q.v.).
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