verb (used with object)
to go or extend beyond the of (an opposing military unit); turn the of.
to outmaneuver or bypass.
to go around the flank of (an opposing army)
to get the better of
1765, from out (adv.) + flank (v.). Figurative use from 1773. Related: Outflanked; outflanking.
[flair] /flɛər/ verb (used without object), flared, flaring. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often followed by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 3. to start up or burst out in sudden, fierce […]
[flash] /flæʃ/ noun 1. a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning. 2. a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. 3. a very brief moment; instant: I’ll be back in a flash. 4. Informal. (def 1). 5. superficial, meretricious, or vulgar showiness; ostentatious display. 6. Also called news flash. […]
- Out for the count
see under out cold
[out-foks] /ˌaʊtˈfɒks/ verb (used with object) 1. to outwit; outsmart; outmaneuver: Politics is often the art of knowing how to outfox the opposition. /ˌaʊtˈfɒks/ verb 1. (transitive) to surpass in guile or cunning v. “outwit,” 1939, from out + fox (q.v.). Related: Outfoxed; outfoxing. verb To outwit; outsmart; fox (1962+)