Definition of outmanoeuvre in English:

outmanoeuvre

Line breaks: out|man¦oeuvre
Pronunciation: /aʊtməˈnuːvə
 
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verb

[with object]
1Evade (an opponent) by moving faster or with greater agility: the YF-22 can outmanoeuvre any fighter flying today
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
outflank, circumvent, bypass, shake/throw off, get around
1.1Use skill and cunning to gain an advantage over: he hoped he would be able to outmanoeuvre 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.
Synonyms
outwit, outsmart, out-think, outplay, be cleverer than, steal a march on, trick, make a fool of, get the better of
informal outfox, pull a fast one on, put one over on, run/make rings round
dated outjockey

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