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outflank

Pronunciation: /aʊtˈflæŋk/

Translation of outflank in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] flanquear
    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.
    1.2 (gain advantage over) [competitor/rival] aventajar
    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.

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