When you beat your opponent by thinking more quickly and coming up with better ideas, this is an example of a time when you outthink your opponent.
transitive verbout·thought , out·think·ing, out·thinks
- To outdo (another) in thinking.
- To outwit by thinking.
(third-person singular simple present outthinks, present participle outthinking, simple past and past participle outthought)
- To best an opponent by thinking.
- Kasparov might be the world best chess-player, but Deep Blue clearly outthought him in this match.