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

synonyms for outwitted

  • 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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There was no applause as the little man outwitted his follower by an adroit dodge under the ticket wagon.
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It was natural that our suspicions should turn to this fellow Barrington whom we had so easily outwitted at Beauvais.
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He had been outwitted, in his first command as an officer, and he could feel the hot shame of the whole thing.
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He had only been one of her experiments, and by his very simplicity—above all, by his uncompromising honesty—he had outwitted her.
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Thus it was that he came upon the other warrior that had been outwitted by the youth whom he was so confident of capturing.
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Evidently Mr. Fox was not to be outwitted by flattery, and he determined upon another ruse.
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He was as firmly resolved, however, as before not to be outwitted by the ruffians with whom he was dealing.
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"That fellow Kilmeny outwitted us, after all," he broke out abruptly.
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