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Dictionary Definition

outwit v : beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" [syn: overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent] [also: outwitting, outwitted]

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  1. to beat in a competition of wits


Extensive Definition

The OutWit platform is a flexible Web Collection Engine and download management environment, developed by OutWit Technologies and released as a first public beta in May 2008.
The OutWit Kernel includes a large library of recognition and extraction functions, packaged as a free extension for Mozilla Firefox. Around the Kernel can be built an unlimited number of application thanks to an API. The platform's license allows advanced users to build and distribute their own original tools —called outfits— taking advantage of the Kernel's features for specific applications. Each outfit is a small XUL extension, with its own user interface, features, scripts, scrapers, directory of Web sources...
OutWit Hub is the first tool based on the OutWit platform. The beta version gathers a large series of features to ease Web searches and organize collections. With or without programming or technical knowledge, users can easily create automatic agents and scrapers to gather and format the information they seek.


The OutWit Hub's basic features include:
  • Data structure recognition
  • Automatic multi-page browsing
  • Full-screen browsing
  • Automatic slide show on image searches
  • Page & image link extraction
  • e-mail extraction (automatic extraction is limited)
  • Table and list extraction
  • Syntax colored page source
  • Scrapers...

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bamboozle, befool, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, cheat on, circumvent, conjure, deceive, delude, diddle, double-cross, dupe, elude, evade, foil, forestall, frustrate, gammon, get around, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, gull, have, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, let down, mock, outclass, outdo, outfigure, outflank, outfox, outgeneral, outgo, outguess, outjump, outleap, outmaneuver, outmarch, outpace, outperform, outplay, outpoint, outrange, outreach, outride, outrival, outrun, outshine, outsmart, outstep, outstrip, outvie, overjump, overleap, overmatch, overplay, overreach, override, pass the buck, pigeon, play one false, put something over, snow, stonewall, string along, take in, trick, two-time, undo, victimize
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