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English definition of “flank”

flank

verb [T]  /flæŋk/ us  
to be at the side of someone or something: Secret Service agents flanked the president’s car.

flank

noun [C]  /flæŋk/ us  
the side of something: Troops attacked the enemy’s left flank. A person’s or animal’s flanks are the sides of its body between the ribs and the hips.
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