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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.
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Origin of outthink

First recorded in 1695–1705; out- + think1
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Related Words for outthink

baffle, bamboozle, beat, bewilder, cap, cheat, circumvent, con, confuse, deceive, defeat, defraud, dupe, finagle, gull, gyp, have, hoax, hoodwink, mislead

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Historical Examples of outthink

  • He has been able to outthink police with the help of his cybrain.


    Robert J. Shea

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

    The Misplaced Battleship

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

British Dictionary definitions for outthink


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