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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 ?
This effect is produced when the clever rogue, like Sisyphus, is outwitted, or the brave villain defeated.
He told them how the Dragon had been outwitted by his grandmother, and how he had heard from his own lips the answer to the riddle.
I will wait awhile and enjoy the humiliation of this Sorceress when she finds I have outwitted her.
It hurt his pride terribly, thus to be outwitted by the small and tender Folk.
Sabin said, rising slowly to his feet, and with a sudden intent look upon his face, "and if I were to be outwitted by such a novice as you I should deserve to end my days - in New York.
Pavel snatched the cup and drank, then made Peter give him the bottle and slipped it under his pillow, grinning disagreeably, as if he had outwitted someone.
If Crooks and M'Lellan had been exasperated by the insolent conduct of the Sioux Tetons, and the loss which it had occasioned, those freebooters had been no less indignant at being outwitted by the white men, and disappointed of their anticipated gains, and it was apprehended they would be particularly hostile against the present expedition, when they should learn that these gentlemen were engaged in it.
Then the peasants were vexed that the small peasant should have thus outwitted them, wanted to take vengeance on him, and accused him of this treachery before the major.
To reach up to the bell was what he did not like; to cry aloud for help would have availed him little; besides, how ashamed would he have been to be found caught in a trap, like an outwitted fox
The women's squad also has four new faces as the usual heavyweights were outwitted by upcoming players.
India outwitted Pakistan-I by 3-0 with frames scores of 73-16, 83-25, 92-08.
astute, outwitted He guided Celtic to 10 league titles, eight Scottish Cup and six League Cup wins, in addition to the 1967 European Cup triumph with a team drawn from within a 30-mile radius of Parkhead.