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Definition of outwit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

outwit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outwit
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪt//
 
he / she / it outwits
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪts//
 
past simple outwitted
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪd//
 
past participle outwitted
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪd//
 
-ing form outwitting
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈwɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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outwit somebody/something to defeat somebody/something or gain an advantage over them by doing something clever synonym outsmart the amusing story of a bird outwitting a cat Somehow he always manages to outwit his opponents.Word Familywit nounwitty adjectivewitticism nounoutwit verb
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