Definition of outmaneuver in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌoutməˈn(y)o͞ovər/
(British outmanoeuvre)


[with object]
1Evade (an opponent) by moving faster or with greater agility: the YF-22 can outmaneuver any fighter flying today
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  • It gave Allied pilots a major tactical advantage as they were able to tolerate greater G-forces to outmanoeuvre their opponents.
  • A boxing match is like a chess game, with fighters trying to outwit and outmaneuver their opponent to deliver the knockout blow.
  • Speed gives a great deal of versatility to a unit, allowing the player to respond quickly, choose when and where they want to fight, and generally outmaneuver an opponent.
outflank, circumvent, bypass
1.1Use skill and cunning to secure an advantage over (someone): he would be able to outmaneuver his critics
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  • He was eventually able to outmaneuver his own teacher, Janie.
  • After a decent interval of licking our wounds and pondering what might have been and where we went wrong, we need to spit out our despair and return - united - to battling those who have for the moment outmaneuvered us.
  • He outmaneuvered people in the past who could somehow become too dangerous for him.

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Syllabification: out·ma·neu·ver

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