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"outwit" in British English

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outwitverb [T]

uk   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 ​cunningfox outwits the ​hunters.
(Definition of outwit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​sidefeels that the other ​side is ​trying to outwit them.
(Definition of outwit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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