Definition of outfox in English:


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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈfɒks


[with object] informal
  • Defeat (someone) by being more clever or cunning than them: Holmes outfoxed criminals from the comfort of his armchair
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    • Zorro has always been a dashing swashbuckler who outfoxes his enemies in their defeat.
    • They delight in outfoxing people, or seducing them, and they love the riskiness of rule-breaking.
    • One saw a person simply beside himself with the thought that he had succeeded in outfoxing his opponent.

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