Wits - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪts|
Brit.  |wɪts|  British pronunciation of the word wits
- this word is used as a plural form of the nounwit

noun

- the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception(syn: marbles)

he used his wits to get ahead
I was scared out of my wits

Examples

he used his wits to get ahead

I was scared out of my wits

They engaged in a duel of wits.

She matched her wits against his strength.

They were terrified out of their wits.

Alone and penniless, I was forced to live on my wits.

I was terrified out of my wits at the very idea.

I felt helpless, but tried to gather my wits.

A good mystery story is a battle of wits between author and reader.

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