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out·fox

 (out-fŏks′)
tr.v. out·foxed, out·fox·ing, out·fox·es
To surpass (another) in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.
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outfox

(ˌaʊtˈfɒks)
vb
(tr) to surpass in guile or cunning
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out•fox

(ˌaʊtˈfɒks)

v.t.
to outsmart.
[1960–65]
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outfox


Past participle: outfoxed
Gerund: outfoxing

Imperative
outfox
outfox
Present
I outfox
you outfox
he/she/it outfoxes
we outfox
you outfox
they outfox
Preterite
I outfoxed
you outfoxed
he/she/it outfoxed
we outfoxed
you outfoxed
they outfoxed
Present Continuous
I am outfoxing
you are outfoxing
he/she/it is outfoxing
we are outfoxing
you are outfoxing
they are outfoxing
Present Perfect
I have outfoxed
you have outfoxed
he/she/it has outfoxed
we have outfoxed
you have outfoxed
they have outfoxed
Past Continuous
I was outfoxing
you were outfoxing
he/she/it was outfoxing
we were outfoxing
you were outfoxing
they were outfoxing
Past Perfect
I had outfoxed
you had outfoxed
he/she/it had outfoxed
we had outfoxed
you had outfoxed
they had outfoxed
Future
I will outfox
you will outfox
he/she/it will outfox
we will outfox
you will outfox
they will outfox
Future Perfect
I will have outfoxed
you will have outfoxed
he/she/it will have outfoxed
we will have outfoxed
you will have outfoxed
they will have outfoxed
Future Continuous
I will be outfoxing
you will be outfoxing
he/she/it will be outfoxing
we will be outfoxing
you will be outfoxing
they will be outfoxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outfoxing
you have been outfoxing
he/she/it has been outfoxing
we have been outfoxing
you have been outfoxing
they have been outfoxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outfoxing
you will have been outfoxing
he/she/it will have been outfoxing
we will have been outfoxing
you will have been outfoxing
they will have been outfoxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outfoxing
you had been outfoxing
he/she/it had been outfoxing
we had been outfoxing
you had been outfoxing
they had been outfoxing
Conditional
I would outfox
you would outfox
he/she/it would outfox
we would outfox
you would outfox
they would outfox
Past Conditional
I would have outfoxed
you would have outfoxed
he/she/it would have outfoxed
we would have outfoxed
you would have outfoxed
they would have outfoxed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outfox - outdo someone in trickery
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.outfox - beat through cleverness and witoutfox - 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"
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Translations

outfox

[aʊtˈfɒks] VTser más listo que
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outfox

[ˌaʊtˈfɒks] vtsuperare in astuzia
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