- 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.
transitive verbout·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.
(third-person singular simple present outmaneuvers, present participle outmaneuvering, simple past and past participle outmaneuvered)
- (US) To perform movements more adroitly or successfully.