Examples of outflank in a Sentence
The army outflanked the enemy.
trying to outflank the competition
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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.
For the first time in two years, Syrian troops reached the border with Iraq, establishing a link with Iraqi forces that were advancing on their side, and outflanking U.S. troops and allied rebels in Tanf, near the border with Jordan.
Highland Mall opened in 1971 as Austin’s first enclosed suburban mall, but, like Valley View Center in Dallas, it was ultimately outflanked by competition from newer malls.
By contrast, many powerful interests have been trying for a long time to destroy Al-Qaeda, and the group has outflanked them all.
As a recent report from the Center for American Progress puts it, progressives can never outflank President Trump’s cultural appeal without contradicting their values and history.
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First Known Use of outflank
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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