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Verb outsmart has 2 senses
- outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
--1 is one way to surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
Sam cannot outsmart Sue
- outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart - defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops putmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new superviser knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"
--2 is one way to outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop
The fighter managed to outsmart his opponent