outmaneuver

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verb out·ma·neu·ver \ˌau̇t-mə-ˈn(y)ü-vər\

Definition of outmaneuver

outmaneuvered

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outmaneuvering

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to outdo, defeat, or gain an advantage over by skillful or clever maneuvering :  to maneuver more effectively than Battalions are especially important in desert warfare because they are powerful enough to deliver devastating blows … but small enough to sneak along ridges and valleys to outmaneuver larger forces. — Bob Davis … an amorally ambitious studio exec who disposes of a threatening screenwriter as coolly as he outmaneuvers a rival executive. — Gregg Kilday Sabre pilots learned that if they could force their adversaries to change direction rapidly, the Sabre could outmaneuver them. — Fred Reed

First Known Use of outmaneuver

1796



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