transitive verb Date: 1911 to anticipate the expectations, intentions, or actions of ; outwit

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  • outguess — [out΄ges′] vt. to outwit in anticipating …   English World dictionary

  • outguess — [[t]a͟ʊtge̱s[/t]] outguesses, outguessing, outguessed VERB If you outguess someone, you try to predict what they are going to do in order to gain some advantage. [V n] Only by being him can you hope to out guess him... [V n] A very good investor… …   English dictionary

  • outguess — /owt ges /, v.t. to anticipate correctly the actions or intentions of; outwit. [1910 15; OUT + GUESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • outguess — verb to beat through accurate anticipation of someones plans and actions. Trying to out guess Bonaparte; the thought makes my blood run cold. , His Majestys Dragon Syn: outfox, outsmart, outwit …   Wiktionary

  • outguess — Synonyms and related words: circumvent, deceive, elude, evade, foil, frustrate, get around, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach …   Moby Thesaurus

  • outguess — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. predict, predict successfully, outmaneuver, think faster; see defeat 1 , think 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • outguess — v. predict the actions or plans of; outwit, excel in intelligence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outguess — verb outwit by correctly guessing the intentions of …   English new terms dictionary

  • outguess — out•guess [[t]ˌaʊtˈgɛs[/t]] v. t. cvb to anticipate the actions or intentions of; outwit • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • outguess — /aʊtˈgɛs/ (say owt ges) verb (t) 1. to outwit or defeat in guessing: he only beat her in the quiz by outguessing her. 2. to gain an advantage over by anticipating the thoughts or actions of …   Australian English dictionary

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