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English definition of “outflank”

outflank

verb [T]     /ˌaʊtˈflæŋk/
to move forward past an enemy position in order to attack it from the side or from the backAttacking and invading to do better than an opponent by winning an advantage over him or her: The government has outflanked the opposition by cutting taxes.Surpassing in quality or number
(Definition of outflank verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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