• WordNet 3.6
    • v outflank get the better of "the goal was to best the competition"
    • v outflank go around the flank of (an opposing army)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outflank (Mil) To go beyond, or be superior to, on the flank; to pass around or turn the flank or flanks of.
    • Outflank To outmaneuver in a competition; to bypass a competitor's main defenses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outflank To go or extend beyond the flank or wing of; hence, to out-manœuver; get the better of. See flank.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outflank owt-flangk′ to extend the flank of one army beyond that of another: to get the better of.
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In literature:

They outflanked him, but, as they swung around him, Warren met them with a diabolical welcome, which stayed them.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
Barton stealthily drew near, outflanking her on the other side.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
But the commander was determined not to abandon his effort to outflank the enemy.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Judas in this emergency resolved to come to their relief, raising the siege of the citadel and outflanking the enemy.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The enemy then began to extend himself in front of them, and endeavored to outflank their wings.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
At first the French outflanked and forced back the English left, but with a timely reinforcement Townsend stopped their further progress.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
Perhaps there was a chance for me yet to outflank him.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
In danger of being outflanked, Zumalacarregui was compelled to abandon his advantageous position.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
But the Germans extended and reinforced their line for a similar outflanking movement.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Outflanking detachments, or troops in the following lines, turn against the enemy's Reserves, or remain in reserve.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
Can the enemy outflank him, or get upon his rear?
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Even old veteran troops generally run when they are outflanked.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
So long as we can hold Solika we are safe, for I do not think that we can possibly be outflanked.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Here the Turks undertook some cautious offensive maneuvers, besides attempting to prevent the Russians from outflanking Erzerum.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The Austrians now also attempted to outflank the extreme left of the Serbian line.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Sand trenches, skillfully laid out, so that they are mutually outflanking, smother exploding projectiles.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
IT is a mere truism to say that the sea outflanks all land operations in warfare.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
He was almost outflanked now.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Half way down the mountain they thought that they had outflanked it.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
The Huguenots were outflanked and almost enclosed between their adversaries and the Charente.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird

In news:

Sarah Palin is trying to outflank Obama to the left.
) from Goldbloggers who are wondering if the neocons were somehow outflanked by Romney in last night's foreign policy debate.
Obama and allies outflank pro-Romney forces on the air.
Branson Seeks to Outflank BA With Rival Bid for Lufthansa's BMI.
Developing 'Internet in a Suitcase' to Outflank Repressive Governments.
River Birch is outflanked by Waste Management in 1999.
River Birch is outflanked by Waste Management in 1999.
Branson Seeks to Outflank BA With Rival Bid for Lufthansa's BMI .
Know Thy Enemy and Then Outflank Them.