- 1Move round the side of (an enemy) so as to outmanoeuvre them: the Germans had sought to outflank them from the north-eastMore example sentences
- Static warfare prevented observation of anything beyond the front line by ground forces, which could not hope to outflank the enemy to observe unseen.
- It was designed to deliver a frontal strike and to create a chance to outflank the enemy's strong points.
- ‘We're going to outflank the enemy and catch them by surprise,’ she told them.
- 1.1Outwit: an attempt to outflank the oppositionMore example sentences
- He has so far cleverly outwitted and outflanked this attempt to marginalize him on the political stage.
- The promotion was an attempt to outflank its rival, which was winning over viewers by hiring younger, more attractive presenters.
- His call to buy more shares and move away from residential property has been labelled an attempt to outflank political opponents on the right.
More definitions of outflankDefinition of outflank in:
- The US English dictionary