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English verb: outsmart

1. outsmart (competition) beat through cleverness and wit


SamplesI beat the traffic.
She outfoxed her competitors.


ExamplesSam cannot outsmart Sue


Synonymsbeat, circumvent, outfox, outwit, overreach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass


Verb groupbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

2. outsmart (competition) defeat by more skillful maneuvering


SamplesThe English troops outmaneuvered the Germans.
My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to outsmart his opponent


Synonymsoutmaneuver, outmanoeuvre


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump


Narrower (hyponym)outgeneral









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