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[out-muh-noo-ver] /ˌaʊt məˈnu vər/
verb (used with object)
to outwit, defeat, or frustrate by maneuvering.
to outdo or surpass in maneuvering or maneuverability.
Origin of outmaneuver
First recorded in 1790-1800; out- + maneuver Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No—they must hang onto the girl's ship and outmaneuver the others.

  • His only real chance now was to outrun or outmaneuver the marauders.

  • They tried to outmaneuver him; he stepped back to his former spot, catching his breath and digging frantically for his knife.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • In any game from stud-poker to marketing mining stock Mr. Wingfield can outwit, outmaneuver and outgeneral a hundred like "Larry."

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • They have that death ray, but it's not quite as deadly as we might have feared, solely because our ships could outmaneuver them.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • Instead he attempted to outmaneuver him by springing first to right, then to left, to at last completely circle him.

    Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell

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