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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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