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flank

 (flăngk)
n.
1. The section of flesh on the body of a person or an animal between the last rib and the hip; the side.
2. A cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
3. A lateral part or side: the flank of a mountain.
4.
a. The right or left side of a military formation: an attack on both flanks.
b. The right or left side of a bastion.
tr.v. flanked, flank·ing, flanks
1. To protect or guard the flank of.
2. To menace or attack the flank of.
3. To be placed or situated at the flank or side of: Two stone lions flanked the entrance.
4. To put (something) on each side of: flanked the driveway with tall shrubs.

[Middle English, from Old English flanc, from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin.]

flank

(flæŋk)
n
1. (Anatomy) the side of a man or animal between the ribs and the hip
2. (Anatomy) (loosely) the outer part of the human thigh
3. (Cookery) a cut of beef from the flank
4. the side of anything, such as a mountain or building
5. (Military) the side of a naval or military formation
vb
6. (when: intr, often foll by on or upon) to be located at the side of (an object, building, etc)
7. (Military) military to position or guard on or beside the flank of (a formation, etc)
8. (Military) military to move past or go round (a flank)
[C12: from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin]

flank

(flæŋk)

n.
1. the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip.
2. the thin piece of flesh constituting this part.
3. a cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
4. the side of anything.
5. the extreme right or left side of an army or fleet.
6. the part of a bastion that extends from the curtain to the face.
v.t.
7. to stand or be placed or posted at the flank or side of.
8. to defend or guard at the flank.
9. to menace or attack the flank of.
10. to pass around or turn the flank of.
[before 1100; Middle English; late Old English flanc < Old French < Frankish]

flank


Past participle: flanked
Gerund: flanking

Imperative
flank
flank
Present
I flank
you flank
he/she/it flanks
we flank
you flank
they flank
Preterite
I flanked
you flanked
he/she/it flanked
we flanked
you flanked
they flanked
Present Continuous
I am flanking
you are flanking
he/she/it is flanking
we are flanking
you are flanking
they are flanking
Present Perfect
I have flanked
you have flanked
he/she/it has flanked
we have flanked
you have flanked
they have flanked
Past Continuous
I was flanking
you were flanking
he/she/it was flanking
we were flanking
you were flanking
they were flanking
Past Perfect
I had flanked
you had flanked
he/she/it had flanked
we had flanked
you had flanked
they had flanked
Future
I will flank
you will flank
he/she/it will flank
we will flank
you will flank
they will flank
Future Perfect
I will have flanked
you will have flanked
he/she/it will have flanked
we will have flanked
you will have flanked
they will have flanked
Future Continuous
I will be flanking
you will be flanking
he/she/it will be flanking
we will be flanking
you will be flanking
they will be flanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flanking
you have been flanking
he/she/it has been flanking
we have been flanking
you have been flanking
they have been flanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flanking
you will have been flanking
he/she/it will have been flanking
we will have been flanking
you will have been flanking
they will have been flanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flanking
you had been flanking
he/she/it had been flanking
we had been flanking
you had been flanking
they had been flanking
Conditional
I would flank
you would flank
he/she/it would flank
we would flank
you would flank
they would flank
Past Conditional
I would have flanked
you would have flanked
he/she/it would have flanked
we would have flanked
you would have flanked
they would have flanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flank - the side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the enemy's right flank"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
2.flank - a subfigure consisting of a side of something
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
hypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
base - the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"
3.flank - a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
cut of beef - cut of meat from beef cattle
flank steak - a cut of beef from the flank of the animal
4.flank - the side between ribs and hipbone
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Verb1.flank - be located at the sides of something or somebody
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

flank

noun
1. side, quarter, hip, thigh, loin, haunch, ham He put his hand on the dog's flank.
2. wing, side, sector, aspect The assault element opened up from their right flank.
verb
1. border, line, wall, screen, edge, circle, bound, skirt, fringe, book-end The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.

flank

noun
One of two or more contrasted parts or places identified by its location with respect to a center:
Translations
خاصِرَه، جانِبيُطَوِّقيَكون مِن الجانبين
bokdoprovázen po bokunapadnout z boku
flankeflankere
kylkipuolisivu
közrefoglágyékoldalról megkerüloldalszárny
ráîast á frá hliîsíîa; hliîvera viî hliîina á
apeiti iš šonoflangasšonasstovėti prie šono
atrasties/novietot sānosflangsmalasānsuzbrukt flangam
napadnúť z bokasprevádzať z oboch strán
flanksida
yanyandan çevirmekyanında yer almak

flank

[flæŋk]
A. N [of person] → costado m; [of animal] → ijar m, ijada f (Mil) → flanco m; [of hill] → ladera f, falda f
B. CPD flank attack Nataque m de flanco
C. VT (= stand at side of) [+ entrance, statue etc] → flanquear (also Mil)
it is flanked by hillsestá flanqueado por colinas
he was flanked by two policemeniba escoltado por dos policías

flank

[ˈflæŋk]
n
[animal] → flanc m
(MILITARY)flanc m
vt (= stand either side of) → flanquer
to be flanked by sb/sth → être flanqué(e) de qn/qch

flank

n (of animal, Mil) → Flanke f; (of mountain, building)Seite f, → Flanke f (old)
vt
(= be at side of)flankieren
(Mil) the enemyseitlich umgehen; flanking movementFlankenbewegung f

flank

[flæŋk]
1. n (gen) (Mil) → fianco
2. vtfiancheggiare

flank

(flӕŋk) noun
the side of anything especially an animal's body or an army. the horse's flank; They marched around the enemy's flank.
verb
1. to be at the side of. The prisoner appeared, flanked by two policemen.
2. to come around the side of. The troops flanked the enemy forces.

flank

n. flanco, parte del cuerpo entre las costillas y el borde superior del íleo.

flank

n flanco, costado entre las costillas y la cadera
References in classic literature ?
A flank movement produced an unconditional surrender, however, for Laurie knew where to have him.
If to this be added the fact that, in consequence of the ex parte application of the spur, one side of the mare appeared to journey faster than the other; and that the aggrieved flank was resolutely indicated by unremitted flourishes of a bushy tail, we finish the picture of both horse and man.
Whatever movement there was in the stifling air was seen rather than felt in a tremulous, quivering, upward-moving dust along the flank of the mountain, through which the spires of the pines were faintly visible.
He would hum over his old rigadig tunes while flank and flank with the most exasperated monster.
Then, what should happen but a cow steps out and puts her head down to munch grass, with her broadside to the battalion, and they a-coming like the wind; they split apart to flank her, but SHE?
They also spoke of the romantic nature of the road over the pass, and how in one place it had been cut through a flank of the solid rock, in such a way that the mountain overhung the tourist as he passed by; and they furthermore said that the sharp turns in the road and the abruptness of the descent would afford us a thrilling experience, for we should go down in a flying gallop and seem to be spinning around the rings of a whirlwind, like a drop of whiskey descending the spirals of a corkscrew.
His own ill-favoured person, which was quite unmarketable, escaped without injury; but poor Wildfire, unconscious of his price, turned on his flank and painfully panted his last.
Then the chase wheeled, the bull leaped and bounded up the mountain side, and on one flank lay Greysnout and Deathgrip and on the other lay Blood and Blackfang, while behind came the Wolf-Brethren, and after them the wolves with lolling tongues.
So scoffing in ambiguous words, he scarce Had ended; when to Right and Left the Front Divided, and to either Flank retir'd.
uf on the one flank, and the ponderous strength of Athelstane on the other, bearing down and dispersing those immediately exposed to them.
New York, situated as she is, would never be unwise enough to oppose a feeble and unsupported flank to the weight of that confederacy.
Ah, gladly would I give up my life a thousand times could I only hear them once again; but I could not then give even a second to the rapture of her sweet embrace, and pressing my lips to hers for the first time, I picked her up bodily and tossed her to her seat behind Sola again, commanding the latter in peremptory tones to hold her there by force, and then, slapping the thoat upon the flank, I saw them borne away; Dejah Thoris struggling to the last to free herself from Sola's grasp.