outsmart


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out·smart

 (out-smärt′)
tr.v. out·smart·ed, out·smart·ing, out·smarts
To gain the advantage over by cunning; outwit.

outsmart

(ˌaʊtˈsmɑːt)
vb
(tr) informal to get the better of; outwit

out•smart

(ˌaʊtˈsmɑrt)

v.t.
to get the better of (someone); outwit.
Idioms:
outsmart oneself, to defeat oneself through the very schemes one has perpetrated to promote one's own welfare or profit.
[1925–30]

outsmart


Past participle: outsmarted
Gerund: outsmarting

Imperative
outsmart
outsmart
Present
I outsmart
you outsmart
he/she/it outsmarts
we outsmart
you outsmart
they outsmart
Preterite
I outsmarted
you outsmarted
he/she/it outsmarted
we outsmarted
you outsmarted
they outsmarted
Present Continuous
I am outsmarting
you are outsmarting
he/she/it is outsmarting
we are outsmarting
you are outsmarting
they are outsmarting
Present Perfect
I have outsmarted
you have outsmarted
he/she/it has outsmarted
we have outsmarted
you have outsmarted
they have outsmarted
Past Continuous
I was outsmarting
you were outsmarting
he/she/it was outsmarting
we were outsmarting
you were outsmarting
they were outsmarting
Past Perfect
I had outsmarted
you had outsmarted
he/she/it had outsmarted
we had outsmarted
you had outsmarted
they had outsmarted
Future
I will outsmart
you will outsmart
he/she/it will outsmart
we will outsmart
you will outsmart
they will outsmart
Future Perfect
I will have outsmarted
you will have outsmarted
he/she/it will have outsmarted
we will have outsmarted
you will have outsmarted
they will have outsmarted
Future Continuous
I will be outsmarting
you will be outsmarting
he/she/it will be outsmarting
we will be outsmarting
you will be outsmarting
they will be outsmarting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outsmarting
you have been outsmarting
he/she/it has been outsmarting
we have been outsmarting
you have been outsmarting
they have been outsmarting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outsmarting
you will have been outsmarting
he/she/it will have been outsmarting
we will have been outsmarting
you will have been outsmarting
they will have been outsmarting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outsmarting
you had been outsmarting
he/she/it had been outsmarting
we had been outsmarting
you had been outsmarting
they had been outsmarting
Conditional
I would outsmart
you would outsmart
he/she/it would outsmart
we would outsmart
you would outsmart
they would outsmart
Past Conditional
I would have outsmarted
you would have outsmarted
he/she/it would have outsmarted
we would have outsmarted
you would have outsmarted
they would have outsmarted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outsmart - beat through cleverness and witoutsmart - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
2.outsmart - defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"
best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
outgeneral - surpass in generalship

outsmart

verb (Informal) outwit, trick, take in (informal), cheat, sting (informal), deceive, defraud, dupe, gull (archaic), get the better of, swindle, circumvent, outperform, make a fool of (informal), outmanoeuvre, go one better than (informal), put one over on (informal), outfox, run rings round (informal), pull a fast one on (informal), outthink, outjockey a hoaxer who managed to outsmart the world's top journalists

outsmart

verb
To get the better of by cleverness or cunning:
Translations
hakkından gelmek

outsmart

[aʊtˈsmɑːt] VT to outsmart sbser más listo que algn; (= deceive) → engañar a algn

outsmart

[ˌaʊtˈsmɑːrt] vtse montrer plus malin/igne que, se montrer plus futé(e) que

outsmart

[ˌaʊtˈsmɑːt] vtsuperare in astuzia
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