Examples of outflank in a Sentence
The army outflanked the enemy.
trying to outflank the competition
Recent Examples of outflank from the Web
Trump won the nomination by outflanking every other Republican as an authoritarian demagogue and a racist.
The Red Sox at last had outflanked the mighty Yankees, which is how Epstein and Elijaua came to be sharing drinks and smokes with Contreras and his agent with nary a New York official in sight.
The Dothraki are highly mobile and capable of quickly outflanking static lines of infantry.
The best way to outflank the deal’s supporters inside government is simply to pull out of it, some argue.
With these newer sectors growing far more quickly than smoke-stack industries, private companies may well continue to outflank SOEs.
Macron hopes to outflank the unions, passing his reforms by presidential decree, with minimal involvement from the legislature, during the country’s prized summer vacation.
In BoxOfficeMojo.com’s ranking of actors by their ticket sales, Serkis is in the top 30, outflanking Brad Pitt and Daniel Radcliffe, among other far more famous names.
Finally the Arabs lost even their economic importance to the world; by sailing around Africa to India in 1498, the Portuguese outflanked Arab ports and customs stations.
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OUTFLANK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outflank for English Language Learners
: to move around the side of (something, such as an opposing force) to attack from behind
: to gain an advantage over (someone or something)
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