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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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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.