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Defeat or get the better of (someone) by being clever or cunning:‘the hero is invariably outsmarted by the heroine’
outwit, out-think, outmanoeuvre, outplay, be cleverer than, steal a march on, trick, make a fool of, get the better ofoutfox, pull a fast one on, put one over on, make rings round, run rings roundoutjockeyView synonyms
- ‘Once a team puts up a brave show and outsmarts tough opponents, luck favours them in the next assignment.’
- ‘He thought he'd outsmarted us into taking one of the worst ideas of the world and holding it in the palm of our hand.’
- ‘This is the true essence of chaos - a simple mechanical system which we feel we should understand, yet which outsmarts us.’
- ‘Thomas, you said that Jacob outsmarted you, right?’
- ‘He regularly attempted to embarrass me during classes to get laughs from the dumb jocks, but I usually outsmarted him.’
- ‘It has just occurred to me that maybe we were outsmarted by our elders.’
- ‘He tried to take Miss Palmer, but she outsmarted him.’
- ‘The girls do want to outsmart the boys outside the home turf.’
- ‘The appeal lies in creating the best words and the tactics you can use to outsmart other players.’
- ‘That is to say, he isn't the type of guy who will get ahead of you in speed, but he outsmarts you.’
- ‘The Chinese are outsmarting us in every possible way in our trade relationship.’
- ‘He is a clever man of supernatural powers who uses tricks to outsmart his opponents.’
- ‘She searches for clues, gets locked in medieval dungeons, and outsmarts the bad guys at every turn.’
- ‘We got outsmarted by a clown at a Perkins in New Brighton.’
- ‘He was finally outsmarted and lured out of the building by a trail of nuts laid by staff.’
- ‘‘I should've beaten him but he just outsmarted me today,’ he said.’
- ‘He has outsmarted the Americans for many years.’
- ‘I don't think a week went by that we weren't outsmarted by her.’
- ‘Personally, I know I love fishing because I find great peace in the humility of realising that one of creation's seemingly lower creatures can outsmart me every time.’
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