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Outflank   Listen
Outflank  v. t.  
(Mil.) To go beyond, or be superior to, on the flank; to pass around or turn the flank or flanks of.
Hence: To outmaneuver in a competition; to bypass a competitor's main defenses.

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"Outflank" Quotes from Famous Books

... did not end there. I was sent by Major Effingham, at Sir William's own bidding, to outflank the French, and carry the tidings of their disaster across the portage, to the fort on the Hudson. Just hereaway, where you see the trees rise into a mountain swell, I met a party coming down to our aid, and I led them where the enemy were taking their meal, little dreaming ...
— The Last of the Mohicans • James Fenimore Cooper

... was to force the right of the British, and thus to interpose between Corunna and the army, and cut it off from the place of embarkation. Failing in this attempt, he was now endeavouring to outflank it. Half of the 4th regiment was therefore ordered to fall back, forming an obtuse angle with the other half. This manoeuvre was excellently performed, and they commenced a heavy flanking fire: Sir John Moore called out to them, that this was exactly what he wanted to be done, ...
— The Book of Enterprise and Adventure - Being an Excitement to Reading. For Young People. A New and Condensed Edition. • Anonymous

Words linked to "Outflank" :   beat, crush, go around, outmaneuver, shell, move, locomote, outdo, vanquish, scoop, outmanoeuvre, travel, best, trump, go

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