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verb (used with object), out·ma·noeu·vred, out·ma·noeu·vring.
  1. British. outmaneuver.
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Slope, however, flattered himself that he could outmanoeuvre the lady.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

  • To outmanoeuvre their oars as he had done the ship's sails, Amyas knew was impossible.

    Westward Ho!

    Charles Kingsley

  • The Captain kept after his man and attempted to outmanoeuvre him.

  • Finally, he trusted that Villeneuve, when burdened with Spanish ships, would outwit and outmanoeuvre Nelson!

  • For I tell you plainly, if you cannot find some way to outmanoeuvre this villain before to-morrow, I am spent.

    A Gentleman of France

    Stanley Weyman

British Dictionary definitions for outmanoeuvre


US outmaneuver

  1. (tr) to secure a strategic advantage over by skilful manoeuvre
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