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outgeneral Line breaks: out|gen¦eral
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈdʒɛn(ə)r(ə)l/

Definition of outgeneral in English:

verb (outgenerals, outgeneralling, outgeneralled; US outgenerals, outgeneraling, outgeneraled)

[with object]
Get the better of by superior strategy or tactics: he had outgeneraled a few Indians at the battle
More example sentences
  • As John Adams would wryly say later, ‘In general, our generals were outgeneralled.’
  • The Surveyor at the front rank of tax assessment may have been outgeneralled by a small but active body of higher civil servants and interested industrialists.
  • He took over just before the first major offensive in 1950 and was outgeneralled.

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