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outwit

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ ( present participle outwitting, past tense and past participle outwitted)
to get an advantage over someone by doing something clever and deceiving them: She outwitted her kidnappers and managed to escape.Surpassing in quality or numberCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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