[ out-thingk ]
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verb (used with object),out·thought, out·think·ing.
  1. to excel in thinking; think faster, more accurately, or more perceptively than: outthinking most of her contemporaries in the field of human relations.

  2. 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

Words Nearby outthink

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How to use outthink in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ˌaʊtˈθɪŋk) /

verb-thinks, -thinking or -thought (tr)
  1. to outdo in thinking

  2. to outwit

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