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out·wit

 (out-wĭt′)
tr.v. out·wit·ted, out·wit·ting, out·wits
To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart: To win at chess, you must outwit your opponent.

outwit

(ˌaʊtˈwɪt)
vb (tr) , -wits, -witting or -witted
1. to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity
2. archaic to be of greater intelligence than

out•wit

(ˌaʊtˈwɪt)

v.t. -wit•ted, -wit•ting.
1. to get the better of by superior cleverness.
2. Archaic. to surpass in wisdom.
[1645–55]

outwit


Past participle: outwitted
Gerund: outwitting

Imperative
outwit
outwit
Present
I outwit
you outwit
he/she/it outwits
we outwit
you outwit
they outwit
Preterite
I outwitted
you outwitted
he/she/it outwitted
we outwitted
you outwitted
they outwitted
Present Continuous
I am outwitting
you are outwitting
he/she/it is outwitting
we are outwitting
you are outwitting
they are outwitting
Present Perfect
I have outwitted
you have outwitted
he/she/it has outwitted
we have outwitted
you have outwitted
they have outwitted
Past Continuous
I was outwitting
you were outwitting
he/she/it was outwitting
we were outwitting
you were outwitting
they were outwitting
Past Perfect
I had outwitted
you had outwitted
he/she/it had outwitted
we had outwitted
you had outwitted
they had outwitted
Future
I will outwit
you will outwit
he/she/it will outwit
we will outwit
you will outwit
they will outwit
Future Perfect
I will have outwitted
you will have outwitted
he/she/it will have outwitted
we will have outwitted
you will have outwitted
they will have outwitted
Future Continuous
I will be outwitting
you will be outwitting
he/she/it will be outwitting
we will be outwitting
you will be outwitting
they will be outwitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outwitting
you have been outwitting
he/she/it has been outwitting
we have been outwitting
you have been outwitting
they have been outwitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outwitting
you will have been outwitting
he/she/it will have been outwitting
we will have been outwitting
you will have been outwitting
they will have been outwitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outwitting
you had been outwitting
he/she/it had been outwitting
we had been outwitting
you had been outwitting
they had been outwitting
Conditional
I would outwit
you would outwit
he/she/it would outwit
we would outwit
you would outwit
they would outwit
Past Conditional
I would have outwitted
you would have outwitted
he/she/it would have outwitted
we would have outwitted
you would have outwitted
they would have outwitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outwit - beat through cleverness and witoutwit - 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"

outwit

verb outsmart (informal), get the better of, circumvent, outperform, outmanoeuvre, go one better than (informal), put one over on (informal), outfox, run rings round (informal), pull a fast one on (informal), outthink, outjockey To win the presidency he had first to outwit his rivals within the party.

outwit

verb
To get the better of by cleverness or cunning:
Translations
يَفوقُه حيلَةً ودهاءً
narre
túljár eszén
leika á
pergudrauti
pārspēt viltībā
aklıyla yenmekmat etmek

outwit

[aʊtˈwɪt] VTser más listo que

outwit

[ˌaʊtˈwɪt] vt [+ person] → se montrer plus malin/igne que

outwit

[ˌaʊtˈwɪt] vtessere più furbo/a di

outwit

(autˈwit) past tense, past participle outˈwitted verb
to defeat (someone) by being cleverer than he is. She managed to outwit the police and escape.
References in classic literature ?
He reluctantly departs, but his wrongs weigh upon his spirit, and by-and-by when an opportunity comes to redress them, he outwits Mamma by a shrewd bargain.
They trick themselves into believing they will outwit the game and win to a future, leaving the other animals to the darkness of the grave or the annihilating heats of the crematory.
Long ago, the mice had a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the Cat.
Clattering with diction and dice, I outwit the solemn assistants: all those stern watchers, shall my will and purpose elude.
Of course, they could squirm as they perished, as the socialists squirmed, as the speaker on the platform and the perspiring crowd were squirming even now as they counselled together for some new device with which to minimize the penalties of living and outwit the Cosmos.