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English definition of “outwit”

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
(Definition of outwit verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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