flank Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flank" in British English

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flanknoun [C]

uk   us   /flæŋk/

flank noun [C] (BODY)

the ​area of the ​body between the ribs and the ​hips of an ​animal or a ​person

flank noun [C] (SIDE)

the ​side of something: right/​left flank A ​smallgroup of ​housesclings to the ​eastern flank of the ​mountain.

flankverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /flæŋk/
to be at the ​side of someone or something: The ​president was flanked by ​senioradvisors.
(Definition of flank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flankverb [T]

 us   /flæŋk/
to be at the ​side of someone or something: SecretServiceagents flanked the president’s ​car.

flanknoun [C]

 us   /flæŋk/
the ​side of something: Troops ​attacked the enemy’s ​left flank. A person’s or animal’s flanks are the ​sides of ​itsbody between the ribs and the ​hips.
(Definition of flank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flank”
in Spanish costado, flanco…
in Vietnamese sừờn, hông, cánh…
in Malaysian sisi…
in Thai สีข้าง, ด้านข้าง…
in French flanc…
in German die Flanke…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体, (动物或人体的)胁腹…
in Indonesian samping…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體, (動物或人體的)脅腹…
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