outflank

[ out-flangk ]
/ ˌaʊtˈflæŋk /

verb (used with object)

to go or extend beyond the flank of (an opposing military unit); turn the flank of.
to outmaneuver or bypass.

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Origin of outflank

First recorded in 1755–65; out- + flank

OTHER WORDS FROM outflank

outflanker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outflank

outflank
/ (ˌaʊtˈflæŋk) /

verb (tr)

to go around the flank of (an opposing army)
to get the better of
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