outflank

verb out·flank \ ˌau̇t-ˈflaŋk \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of outflank

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

Examples of outflank in a Sentence

  1. The army outflanked the enemy.

  2. trying to outflank the competition

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First Known Use of outflank

1765


OUTFLANK Defined for English Language Learners

outflank

verb

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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