- simple past tense and past participle of outwit
Outwitted is defined as to have gotten the better of another by being smarter or more clever.
An example of outwitted is what the cat did to the dog when it ran up a tree to escape.
- By brilliant generalship he outwitted Henry and succeeded in relieving Paris; but owing to lack of money and supplies he was compelled immediately to retreat to the Netherlands, abandoning on the march many stragglers and wounded, who were killed by the peasantry, and leaving all the positions he had taken to be recaptured by Henry.
- Even if he had been outwitted by Bismarck in the matter of the treaty of 1866, the policy of the treaty was not his, but was that of E.
- The only response Harry had after being outwitted was, "Touché."
- On a promise that his rival should be held in custody he disbanded his men, and thus outwitted found himself virtually a prisoner.
- When Alaric found himself once more outwitted by the machinations of such a foe, he marched southward and began in deadly earnest his third, his ever-memorable siege of Rome.