- to go around and beyond the flank of (a body of enemy troops)
- to thwart; outwit
transitive verbout·flanked, out·flank·ing, out·flanks
- To maneuver around and behind the flank of (an opposing force).
- To gain a tactical advantage over (a competitor, for example).
(third-person singular simple present outflanks, present participle outflanking, simple past and past participle outflanked)
out- +"Ž flank