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outsmart

[ out-smahrt ]
/ ˌaʊtˈsmɑrt /
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verb (used with object)

to get the better of (someone); outwit.

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Idioms for outsmart

    outsmart oneself, to defeat oneself unintentionally by overly elaborate intrigue, scheming, or the like: This time he may have outsmarted himself.

Origin of outsmart

1925–30; out- + smart (adj.)
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British Dictionary definitions for outsmart

outsmart
/ (ˌaʊtˈsmɑːt) /

verb

(tr) informal to get the better of; outwit
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