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outflank Syllabification: out·flank
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈflaNGk/

Definition of outflank in English:


[with object]
1Move around the side of (an enemy) so as to outmaneuver them: the Germans had sought to outflank them from the northeast
More 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 opposition
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  • 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.

Words that rhyme with outflank

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