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Definition of outwit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    outwit somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outwit
    he / she / it outwits
    past simple outwitted
    -ing form outwitting
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  1. 1to defeat someone or something or gain an advantage over them by doing something smart or by tricking them synonym outsmart
  2. 2 the amusing story of a bird outwitting a cat Somehow he always manages to outwit his opponents.
  3. Word Familywit nounwitty adjectivewitticism nounoutwit verb
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