outflank Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb go around the flank of (an opposing army)
    go around.
  2. verb get the better of
    scoop; outdo; best; trump.
    • the goal was to best the competition


Out*flank" transitive verb
  1. (Mil.) To go beyond, or be superior to, on the flank; to pass around or turn the flank or flanks of.

Webster 1913