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outfox

[out-foks] /ˌaʊtˈfɒks/
verb (used with object)
1.
to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver:
Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition.
Origin of outfox
1960-1965
1960-65; out- + fox
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  • "I can write a letter and sign it," said Jimmy, explaining how he had outfoxed the ticket seller.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for outfoxed

outfox

/ˌaʊtˈfɒks/
verb
1.
(transitive) to surpass in guile or cunning
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Word Origin and History for outfoxed

outfox

v.

"outwit," 1939, from out + fox (q.v.). Related: Outfoxed; outfoxing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for outfoxed

outfox

verb

To outwit; outsmart; fox (1962+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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