: 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