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  • verbget the better of; figure out before another
  • verbdeceive

synonyms for outwits

  • deceive
  • outfox
  • outmaneuver
  • cheat
  • gull
  • confuse
  • hoax
  • have
  • circumvent
  • defraud
  • trick
  • bewilder
  • outsmart
  • top
  • finagle
  • bamboozle
  • beat
  • baffle
  • overreach
  • worst
  • gyp
  • hoodwink
  • swindle
  • dupe
  • cap
  • mislead
  • defeat
  • outdo
  • con
  • take in
  • outthink
  • outgeneral
  • goose
  • fox
  • outguess
  • end run
  • fake out
  • figure out
  • jip
  • juke
  • lead astray
  • outjockey
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By dint of imposture, he outwits them; yet, in consequence of his miracles and illusions, he at length discovers himself.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Nothing it can do to us, nothing that can happen to it, outwits us—at least more than a few hundred years at a time.
THE VOICE OF THE MACHINESGERALD STANLEY LEE
The expedient by which Ulysses outwits Polyphemus in the Odyssey by calling himself ουτις is clearly of the same order.
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Proverbially such acts belong to a policy that outwits itself.
SIR WILLIAM WALLACEA. F. MURISON
The examples in which the husband, on the other hand, outwits the wife are few.
A HISTORY OF CARICATURE AND GROTESQUETHOMAS WRIGHT
In the game of diplomacy he outwits his opponents at every stage.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: EZRA, NEHEMIAH, AND ESTHERWALTER ADENEY
He outwits and overreaches his foes with surpassing cunning.
POPULAR SCIENTIFIC LECTURESERNST MACH
He easily outwits here men around him; most are politicians as he; but he never can outwit the statesmen of Europe.
DIARY FROM MARCH 4, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 12, 1862ADAM GUROWSKI
And the former outwits the latter, who show themselves children in comparison with him.
A WORD ONLY A WORD, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
He outwits the most carefully trained setters, and only the old dogs after years of experience can take him unawares.
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