English verb: outsmart
|1.||outsmart (competition) beat through cleverness and wit|
|Samples||I beat the traffic.|
She outfoxed her competitors.
|Examples||Sam cannot outsmart Sue|
|Synonyms||beat, circumvent, outfox, outwit, overreach|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass|
|Verb group||beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish|
|2.||outsmart (competition) defeat by more skillful maneuvering|
|Samples||The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans.|
My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations.
|Examples||The fighter managed to outsmart his opponent|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump|