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English verb: outflank

1. outflank (motion) go around the flank of (an opposing army)

Synonymsgo around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. outflank (competition) get the better of

SamplesThe goal was to best the competition.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to outflank his opponent

Synonymsbest, outdo, scoop, trump

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Narrower (hyponym)outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart

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