- To outmaneuver is defined as to defeat an opponent or to move faster than the opponent.
If you beat someone in a boxing match because you are a little faster, a little better and more able to land punches, this is an example of when you outmaneuver the opponent.
outmaneuver definition by Webster's New World
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outmaneuver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb out·ma·neu·vered, out·ma·neu·ver·ing, out·ma·neu·vers
- To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering.
- To excel in maneuverability: The car outmaneuvers all others of its class.