outwit


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outwit \Out*wit"\, v. t.
   1. To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning.
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   2. To defeat or gain an advantage over by superior craft or
      cunning stratagems; as, the thief outwitted his pursuers
      and left the country undetected.
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            They did so much outwit and outwealth us ! --Gauden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outwit \Out"wit\, n.
   The faculty of acquiring wisdom by observation and
   experience, or the wisdom so acquired; -- opposed to inwit.
   [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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