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outflank (v.)

1765, "to extend or get beyond the flank" (of an opposing army), from out- + flank (v.). Figurative use, get the better of, outmaneuver," is from 1773. Related: Outflanked; outflanking.

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Definitions of outflank

outflank (v.)
go around the flank of (an opposing army);
Synonyms: go around
outflank (v.)
get the better of;
Synonyms: outdo / trump / best / scoop
From wordnet.princeton.edu