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
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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."

  • 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