outfox
outfox out*fox" (out`f[o^]ks") v. t. [out + fox; from the supposed cleverness of a fox in stalking prey.] To defeat or gain an advantage over (an antagonist) by clever stratagems; to outwit; to outmaneuver; to outsmart. [PJC]

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  • outfox — (v.) to outwit, 1962, from OUT (Cf. out) + FOX (Cf. fox) (q.v.). Related: Outfoxed; outfoxing …   Etymology dictionary

  • outfox — [v] outsmart best, defeat, excel, outclass, outdo, outperform, outplay, outwit, surpass, top; concept 141 …   New thesaurus

  • outfox — ► VERB informal ▪ defeat with superior cunning …   English terms dictionary

  • outfox — ☆ outfox [out′fäks′ ] vt. to outwit; outsmart …   English World dictionary

  • outfox — [[t]a͟ʊtfɒ̱ks[/t]] outfoxes, outfoxing, outfoxed VERB If you outfox someone, you defeat them in some way because you are cleverer than they are. [V n] There is no greater thrill than to bluff a man, trap him and outfox him. Syn: outwit, outsmart …   English dictionary

  • outfox — UK [ˌaʊtˈfɒks] / US [aʊtˈfɑks] verb [transitive] Word forms outfox : present tense I/you/we/they outfox he/she/it outfoxes present participle outfoxing past tense outfoxed past participle outfoxed informal to defeat or get an advantage over… …   English dictionary

  • outfox — /owt foks /, v.t. to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver: Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition. [1960 65; OUT + FOX] * * * …   Universalium

  • outfox — transitive verb Date: 1924 outsmart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outfox — verb to beat in a competition of wits Syn: outguess, outsmart, outwit …   Wiktionary

  • outfox — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. outwit, outsmart, outguess, *run circles around, outdistance …   English dictionary for students

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