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outthink

[ out-thingk ]
/ ˌaʊtˈθɪŋk /
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verb (used with object), out·thought, out·think·ing.

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.

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Origin of outthink

First recorded in 1695–1705; out- + think1
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Example sentences from the Web for outthink

  • Characters like that never think it possible for someone else to outthink them.

    The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • He has been able to outthink police with the help of his cybrain.

    Mutineer|Robert J. Shea

British Dictionary definitions for outthink

outthink
/ (ˌaʊtˈθɪŋk) /

verb -thinks, -thinking or -thought (tr)

to outdo in thinking
to outwit
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