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outflank

verb out·flank \ˌat-ˈflaŋk\

: to move around the side of (something, such as an opposing force) to attack from behind

: to gain an advantage over (someone or something)

Full Definition of OUTFLANK

transitive verb
1
:  to get around the flank of (an opposing force)
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Examples of OUTFLANK

  1. The army outflanked the enemy.
  2. trying to outflank the competition

First Known Use of OUTFLANK

1765

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