outflank(redirected from outflanking)
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tr.v. out·flanked, out·flank·ing, out·flanks
1. To maneuver around and behind the flank of (an opposing force).
2. To gain a tactical advantage over (a competitor, for example).
1. (Military) to go around the flank of (an opposing army)
2. to get the better of
1. to go or extend beyond the flank of (an enemy force).
2. to outmaneuver.
Past participle: outflanked
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|Verb||1.||outflank - go around the flank of (an opposing army)|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
|2.||outflank - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"|
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"