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I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
Brene Brown

Meaning of "outsmart" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OUTSMART

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUTSMART

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Outsmart is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb outsmart in English.

WHAT DOES OUTSMART MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of outsmart in the English dictionary

The definition of outsmart in the dictionary is to get the better of; outwit.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OUTSMART

PRESENT

Present
I outsmart
you outsmart
he/she/it outsmarts
we outsmart
you outsmart
they outsmart
Present continuous
I am outsmarting
you are outsmarting
he/she/it is outsmarting
we are outsmarting
you are outsmarting
they are outsmarting
Present perfect
I have outsmarted
you have outsmarted
he/she/it has outsmarted
we have outsmarted
you have outsmarted
they have outsmarted
Present perfect continuous
I have been outsmarting
you have been outsmarting
he/she/it has been outsmarting
we have been outsmarting
you have been outsmarting
they have been outsmarting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I outsmarted
you outsmarted
he/she/it outsmarted
we outsmarted
you outsmarted
they outsmarted
Past continuous
I was outsmarting
you were outsmarting
he/she/it was outsmarting
we were outsmarting
you were outsmarting
they were outsmarting
Past perfect
I had outsmarted
you had outsmarted
he/she/it had outsmarted
we had outsmarted
you had outsmarted
they had outsmarted
Past perfect continuous
I had been outsmarting
you had been outsmarting
he/she/it had been outsmarting
we had been outsmarting
you had been outsmarting
they had been outsmarting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will outsmart
you will outsmart
he/she/it will outsmart
we will outsmart
you will outsmart
they will outsmart
Future continuous
I will be outsmarting
you will be outsmarting
he/she/it will be outsmarting
we will be outsmarting
you will be outsmarting
they will be outsmarting
Future perfect
I will have outsmarted
you will have outsmarted
he/she/it will have outsmarted
we will have outsmarted
you will have outsmarted
they will have outsmarted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been outsmarting
you will have been outsmarting
he/she/it will have been outsmarting
we will have been outsmarting
you will have been outsmarting
they will have been outsmarting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would outsmart
you would outsmart
he/she/it would outsmart
we would outsmart
you would outsmart
they would outsmart
Conditional continuous
I would be outsmarting
you would be outsmarting
he/she/it would be outsmarting
we would be outsmarting
you would be outsmarting
they would be outsmarting
Conditional perfect
I would have outsmart
you would have outsmart
he/she/it would have outsmart
we would have outsmart
you would have outsmart
they would have outsmart
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been outsmarting
you would have been outsmarting
he/she/it would have been outsmarting
we would have been outsmarting
you would have been outsmarting
they would have been outsmarting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you outsmart
we let´s outsmart
you outsmart
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to outsmart
Past participle
outsmarted
Present Participle
outsmarting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OUTSMART


comart
kəʊˈmɑːt
foumart
ˈfuːmɑːt
Gayomart
ɡɑːˈjəʊmɑːt
hypermart
ˈhaɪpəˌmɑːt
jamaat
dʒɑːˈmɑːt
jumart
ˈdʒuːmɑːt
mart
mɑːt
minimart
ˈmɪnɪˌmɑːt
smart
smɑːt
street-smart
ˈstriːtˌsmɑːt
supermart
ˈsuːpərˌmɑːt
supersmart
ˌsuːpərˈsmɑːt
ultrasmart
ˌʌltrəˈsmɑːt
unsmart
ʌnˈsmɑːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUTSMART

outsight
outsin
outsing
outsit
outsize
outsized
outskate
outskirts
outsleep
outslick
outsmell
outsmile
outsmoke
outsnore
outsoar
outsold
outsole
outsource
outsourcing
outspan

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUTSMART

art
cart
chart
energy-smart
fine art
for a start
for the most part
foulmart
hart
have the heart
heart
Hobart
part
shopping cart
start
state of the art
state-of-the-art
Stewart
Stuart
whip-smart

Synonyms and antonyms of outsmart in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OUTSMART»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «outsmart» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of outsmart

Translation of «outsmart» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUTSMART

Find out the translation of outsmart to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of outsmart from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «outsmart» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

智取
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ser más astuto
570 millions of speakers

English

outsmart
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चतुराई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اغلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перехитрить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ser mais esperto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘোল খাওয়ানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déjouer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengakali diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zu überlisten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

裏をかく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Outsmart
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

outsmart
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

outsmart
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहिष्कार टाकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

daha akıllıca davranmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superare in astuzia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przechytrzyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перехитрити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

păcăli
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεγελώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slim
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlista
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overliste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of outsmart

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUTSMART» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about outsmart

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7 QUOTES WITH «OUTSMART»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word outsmart.
1
Brene Brown
I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
2
Richard Dooling
Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.
3
John Grogan
Cats will outsmart dogs every time.
4
Woody Hayes
I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em.
5
Mark Hyman
Seems you can't outsmart Mother Nature.
6
Sarah Lacy
Everything about Mark Zuckerberg is pure hacker. Hackers don't take realities of the world for granted; they seek to break and rebuild what they don't like. They seek to outsmart the world.
7
J. Michael Straczynski
For me, there's nothing sexier than a woman who can argue me into the ground and outsmart me... a woman who knows her own mind and isn't afraid to speak it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUTSMART»

Discover the use of outsmart in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to outsmart and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Outsmart!: How to Do What Your Competitors Can't
Check out the e-book collection, Jim Champy on What's Really Working in Business. This brand new collection contains state-of-the-art business insights from world-renowned expert Jim Champy…now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!
Jim Champy, 2008
2
Outsmart!: How to Do what Your Competitors Can't
" "This book shows how to spot opportunities in a world that looks, at times, like everything is done. Jim has strung together nine pearls that reveal the essence of entrepreneurship.
James Champy, Jim Champy, 2008
3
Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work
Explodes the myths about alternative cancer treatments and explains why nontoxic methods are more effective than conventional ones, in a second edition that includes new chapters, an audio CD with inspiring recovery testimonials from cancer ...
Tanya Harter Pierce, 2009
4
Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts
Based on evidence from a five-year, real time study of twelve radical innovation projects within ten major corporations - including General Electric, IBM, Nortel Networks, DuPont, and Texas Instruments - this book addresses seven managerial ...
‎2000
5
Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think ...
After reading this mind-expanding book you will never think of garbage the same way again"--
Tom Szaky, 2014
6
Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3: A 3-Step Plan to Balance Sugar, ...
To prepare this book, the editors of Prevention interviewed dozens of endocrinologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and other health professionals who specialize in diabetes care.
Editors of Prevention, 2009
7
Outsmart the MBA Clones: The Alternative Guide to ...
This book will show you the tools and rules to outsmart your competitors' predicable MBA-Clone marketing bias and build strong brands that are irreplaceable in consumers' eyes.
‎2008
8
Outsmart Math
Presents a series of 250 question with answers and explanations which cover basic mathematical principles in the areas of number properties, charts and graphs, lines and angles, geometry, and algebra.
Mark Shulman, 2008
9
Crack the Fat-Loss Code: Outsmart Your Metabolism and ...
Developed by leading nutrition specialist Wendy Chant, the plan is scientifically designed to help you "outsmart" your body's natural cycles for storing and burning calories.
Wendy Chant, 2008
10
How to Outsmart China: The Complete Guide to Successful ...
How to OUTSMART China unveils to you the Real China Opportunities that No other China Guide talk about.
Marcus Lee, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUTSMART»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term outsmart is used in the context of the following news items.
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All Blacks outsmart Springboks
Cape Town - The All Blacks on Saturday beat the Springboks 27-20 (half-time 10-10) in their Rugby Championship Test at Emirates Airline ... «Sport24, Jul 15»
2
Girls outsmart boys in SSC Annual examination 2015
Girls once again outsmarted boys in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2015 held under Rawalpindi Board of ... «Pakistan Today, Jul 15»
3
Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of …
Oh no, I thought glumly, not you too, as if the greatness of being Oliver Sacks were enough to outsmart rapidly dividing melanocytes. Sadly no. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Glaessar caps Pan Ams with cycling gold
We knew that if she could get up the road, she's crafty enough that she can probably outsmart the Cuban." With the men's road race still to go ... «London Community News, Jul 15»
5
Raccoon problems? Keep them away with this handy hack
Your best bet is to outsmart, outlast and outplay. Toronto's Wildlife Centre suggests freezing your organic waste to reduce the smell, which was ... «The Weather Network, Jul 15»
6
Ex-CIA disguise expert reveals how sex dolls tricked KGB during …
During the age of cold war espionage, CIA agents resorted to unusual techniques to outsmart the Russian KGB. One method required the use ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
7
Mortal Kombat X New Guide and Tips
Like in a game of chess, the more you know your pieces and exactly what it is they are capable of doing, the more likely you are to outsmart the ... «Gazette Review, Jul 15»
8
Maruti S-Cross: Will S-Cross outsmart Hyundai Creta?
The much-awaited Maruti Suzuki S-Cross crossover will go on sale in the country on August 5, 2015. It was expected to be launched in early ... «On Cars India, Jul 15»
9
Professional air-mile collectors
Its raison d'etre is to outsmart airlines; members compete with one another to harvest the most air miles. They do this in a variety of ways, ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
10
Stephen Hawking to answer your questions via his first Reddit forum
... Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum, the renowned physicist plans to discuss his concerns that artificial intelligence could one day outsmart ... «CNET, Jul 15»

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