outwit outwit  /ˈaʊ ˌtwɪt/


  • (v) beat through cleverness and wit


  1. I will never forget a visit to Krefeld where we tried to outwit an angry mob of protesters with a decoy motorcadea maneuver which met with a spectacular lack of success.
  2. An estimated 85 million Russian viewers are riveted to their TV screens every Sunday night as contestants try to outwit police to win the coveted prize.
  3. I also developed a technique--holding the device gingerly by its edges--to outwit the awkward control buttons.


  1. Baby Superman nailed Russell Crowe a few times in 'Man of Steel'

    Russell Crowe has a reputation as quite the tough guy, but he finally met his match playing Superman's dad Jor-El in Man of Steel . Because nobody can outwit or outgun a baby Superman who poops on you.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. Living with wildlife: Even as areas become more urban, backyards still part of the natural world

    Bob Andrini is careful about wildlife, keeping his garbage inside the garage until pickup day to outwit raccoons.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Kane County Chronicle


  1. Dean alumni are "scattered across a whole host of campaigns that aredetermined to outwit each other on the Internet or mobile or whatever theplatform is," Trippi said.
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Joe Trippi Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Headlined "No policy can outwit the Grim Reaper", Frum argues that we must blame the criminal not the gun culture.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: David Frum Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Speaking about his successes against the Frenchman with Bolton, Allardyce said: "As an opposing manager, Arsene Wenger came out and criticised what we did. You just smile and say: 'I've managed to outwit you again. My tactics have been better on the...
    on May 3, 2010 By: Sam Allardyce Source: BBC Sport

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