verb (used with object)

to anticipate correctly the actions or intentions of; outwit.

Origin of outguess

First recorded in 1910–15; out- + guess
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Examples from the Web for outguess

Contemporary Examples of outguess

  • Forget trying to outguess the markets, I advised again and again.

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    I’m Not Apologizing

    Jonathan Clements

    March 20, 2009

Historical Examples of outguess

  • 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!