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flank

noun [C] uk   /flæŋk/ us  

flank noun [C] (BODY)

the area of the body between the ribs and the hips of an animal or a personThe human torso

flank noun [C] (SIDE)

the side of something: right/left flank A small group of houses clings to the eastern flank of the mountain.Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects

flank

verb [T usually passive] uk   /flæŋk/ us  
to be at the side of someone or something: The president was flanked by senior ministers.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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