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outflank

Verb

1 go around the flank of (an opposing army) [syn: go around]
2 get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" [syn: outdo, trump, best, scoop]

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Verb

  1. To maneuver around and behind the flank of (an opposing force).
  2. To gain a tactical advantage over (a competitor, for example).

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

circumvent, deceive, elude, evade, foil, frustrate, get around, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, outfigure, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pass the buck, stonewall, victimize
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