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Definition of "outmaneuver" []

  • To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering. (verb-transitive)
  • To excel in maneuverability: The car outmaneuvers all others of its class. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outmaneuver" in a sentence
  • "Being able to 'outmaneuver' money's grasp will be very important."
  • "Note: Jansen here cites only activist's claims that the Israeli navy deliberately rammed and smashed their boat without warning, but not the Israeli claim that the boat ignored radio signals to turn back from the closed military zone and in its attempt to "outmaneuver" the Israeli navy ship crashed into it, lightly damaging both vessels."
  • "He could not build a solid consensus around his domestic and foreign policy reforms and repeatedly had to outmaneuver his foes."