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[out-ges] /ˌaʊtˈgɛs/
verb (used with object)
to anticipate correctly the actions or intentions of; outwit.
Origin of outguess
First recorded in 1910-15; out- + guess Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The German will outguess him, and it's up to him to outguess the German in turn.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • He was always able to outguess me in a pinch and seemed to know by intuition what was coming.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • So it was that each was trying his best to outguess the other.

  • Reddy was trying to outguess Blacky, and Blacky was trying to outguess Reddy, and both were enjoying it.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • And Elliott said that you could outguess dear old Mother Nature herself!

  • You can outguess your opponent because you know his movements even as his body tenses to make them.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • The extra something consisted of a talent to out-think and outguess the quarry he was running.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • But just now he must depend on that nimble wit of his that had so often helped him to outguess an opponent.

  • The idea was that there was a pattern of thinking in sabotage, and if you could solve it, you could outguess the saboteur.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster

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