verb (used with object)

to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver: Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition.

Origin of outfox

First recorded in 1960–65; out- + fox
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Related Words for outfoxed

outwit, outdo, outperform, top, excel, surpass, defeat, outclass, best, outplay

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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



(tr) to surpass in guile or cunning
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Word Origin and History for outfoxed



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

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