outwitting outwitting  /ˈaʊ ˌtwɪ tɪŋ/


  • (v) beat through cleverness and wit


  1. Bosses can now devote their energies to straightforward business, rather than outwitting the bureaucracy.
  2. In outwitting a dictator to get one's husband out of his clutches, the first rule is to keep quiet until success is complete.
  3. Danny Kaye, in one of his funniest films, as a gentle, indestructible Polish refugee outwitting and outrunning the Wehrmacht.


  • 'We know who to attack early and often'

    Craig Dahl's comments about his former team (St. Louis Rams) outwitting his current team (San Francisco 49ers) last season made for interesting mid-June blog fodder. It also appears to have caught the attention of Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who played with Dahl last season. Craig Dahl we know how you play thanks for the tips we know who to attack early and often— Cortland Finnegan ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "We have a few guys who can bowl fast and swing it, like Makhaya (Ntini) and Morne Morkel," Steyn said. "It's important to me I am always outwitting the guy next to me ...... because it raises the bar all the time. It's healthy competition...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Dale Steyn Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "The conclusion is clear: two states for two peoples. There is no alternative. There can be no outwitting this," Olmert said.
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Africasia

  3. "I'm known as a banger and that's the way I like to fight, but my hand speed is definitely under-rated and I'm starting to realise that," Green said. "I'm matching speed and outwitting these guys and rarely getting hit cleanly. It's great...
    on Oct 31, 2009 By: Danny Green Source: PerthNow

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