outflank definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to go around and behind the flank of (an opposing power).
    • To gain a tactical advantage on (a competitor, for example).
    • To go beyond, or be better than, on the flank; to pass through around or change the flank or flanks of.
    • To outmaneuver in a competition; to bypass a competitor's main defenses.
  • verb:
    • to go around and behind the flank of (an opposing force).
    • to achieve a tactical advantage over (a competitor, including).
    • go around the flank of (an opposing army)
    • have the better of
  • others:
    • going or increase beyond the flank or wing of; ergo, to out-manÅ“uver; have the better of. See flank.

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