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[out-thingk] /ˌaʊtˈθɪŋk/
verb (used with object), outthought, outthinking.
to excel in thinking; think faster, more accurately, or more perceptively than:
outthinking most of her contemporaries in the field of human relations.
to get the advantage of (someone) by quick or clever thinking; outwit:
only a split second to outthink his opponent.
Origin of outthink
First recorded in 1695-1705; out- + think1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He has been able to outthink police with the help of his cybrain.

    Mutineer Robert J. Shea
  • Characters like that never think it possible for someone else to outthink them.

    The Misplaced Battleship Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
British Dictionary definitions for outthink


verb (transitive) -thinks, -thinking, -thought
to outdo in thinking
to outwit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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