Meaning of “outwit” in the English Dictionary

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"outwit" in British English

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outwitverb [ T ]

uk /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ us /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ -tt- also outsmart

to get an advantage over someone by acting more cleverly and often by using a trick:

In the story, the cunning fox outwits the hunters.

(Definition of “outwit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outwit" in American English

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outwitverb [ T ]

us /ˌɑʊtˈwɪt/ -tt-

to obtain an advantage over someone by being more intelligent; to outsmart:

It is impossible to negotiate if one side feels that the other side is trying to outwit them.

(Definition of “outwit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)