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Meaning of outsmart

out•smart

Pronunciation: (out"smärt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to get the better of (someone); outwit.
  2. to defeat oneself unintentionally by overly elaborate intrigue, scheming, or the like: This time he may have outsmarted himself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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