Definition of out-think in English:



[with object]
  • Outdo in thinking; outwit.

    ‘machines that can out-think humans’
    • ‘A good catcher won't let you out-think yourself and get in trouble.’
    • ‘This side is being out-thought and out-fought by virtually every team in the division with passionless and pedestrian performances.’
    • ‘Computers will be able to out-think the entire world population put together within the next 60 years, the head of Lucent's research division has forecast.’
    • ‘However, if your opponents are attempting to out-think you, and you're smart enough, you can win much more often.’
    • ‘Not only had his team been out-thought, out-gunned and out-played, but France were more disciplined as Wales lost their rag.’
    • ‘To defeat adaptive enemies, we must out-think them in order to out-fight them.’
    • ‘Buxton out-thought us, out-battled us and out-played us.’
    • ‘The United States has the resources to out-think them if we have the will to use it.’
    • ‘The holders produced a woeful performance, being completely out-hurled, out-paced and out-thought by a far more committed Westmeath side.’
    • ‘And the quarterback who out-thinks his opponent will celebrate victory.’
    • ‘They had been out-thought once again by the Greeks, just as in Oporto 24 days ago.’
    • ‘But his young Terriers, with an average age of just 21, were generally out-thought and out-manoeuvred by their hosts, whose starting line-up worked out man for man seven years older.’
    • ‘For example, you can't brush them aside and it is impossible to out-think them.’
    • ‘He felt he out-thought himself in his last start, abandoning his fastball too quickly for off-speed pitches, and in the process lost his aggressiveness.’
    • ‘By cutting off access to the boundaries, Australia's fielders and bowlers out-thought India's batsmen.’
    • ‘Traditional cricket is about out-thinking your opponent and subtle field changes.’
    • ‘He fought in the trenches when he had to, beat-up the brawlers, out-thought the boxers, could beat anyone at their own game, but mostly dictated the action, even when he was backing up.’
    • ‘But while Grafton could out-think their opponents they couldn't resist their physical presence in the run home.’
    • ‘This Aussie consistently out-thinks the opposition, and is so cool when things get hot.’
    • ‘This time, the challenge has been for our young designers to look to the future and out-think thieves.’
    surpass, outshine, do better than
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