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outflank

verb [T] uk   /ˌaʊtˈflæŋk/ us  
to move forward past an enemy position in order to attack it from the side or from the back to do better than an opponent by winning an advantage over him or her: The government has outflanked the opposition by cutting taxes.
Translations of “outflank”
in Chinese (Traditional) 包抄, 從側翼包圍, 佔上風…
in Chinese (Simplified) 包抄, 从侧翼包围, 占上风…
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