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outwit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutwitout‧wit /aʊtˈwɪt/ verb (outwitted, outwitting) [transitive]  BEAT/DEFEATto gain an advantage over someone using tricks or clever plans a wolf that had outwitted hunters for years→ See Verb table
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outwitIt is the need to outwit and dupe and help and teach one another that drove us to be ever more intelligent.She felt she had been tactically outwitted, and she hated him for it.We use our intellects not to solve practical problems but to outwit each other.One of them, Merovech, attempted to outwit his stepmother by marrying Sigibert's widow, Brunhild.But Ray had outwitted many an opponent in the Olympics.Speeders can outwit police radar with a variety of devices.The realization bit into Harry's confidence that he could outwit such a man: who was he really fooling?He was a lawyer, he ought to be able to outwit the law.
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Verb table
outwit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoutwit
he, she, itoutwits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoutwitted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave outwitted
he, she, ithas outwitted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad outwitted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill outwit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have outwitted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam outwitting
he, she, itis outwitting
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you, we, theyare outwitting
Past
I, he, she, itwas outwitting
you, we, theywere outwitting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been outwitting
he, she, ithas been outwitting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been outwitting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be outwitting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been outwitting
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