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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outmaneuver mean? 

  The verb OUTMANEUVER has 1 sense:

1. defeat by more skillful maneuvering

  Familiarity information: OUTMANEUVER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1outmaneuver [BACK TO TOP]


Defeat by more skillful maneuvering

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities


outmaneuver; outmanoeuvre; outsmart

Context examples:

The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans / My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations

Hypernyms (to "outmaneuver" is one way to...):

best; outdo; outflank; scoop; trump (get the better of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "outmaneuver"):

outgeneral (surpass in generalship)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to outmaneuver his opponent

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