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  • v  go around the flank of (an opposing army)
  • v  get the better of

  • And if today's billionaires were to pool their resources, they could outflank the world's governments in ending poverty and pandemic disease.
  • On the domestic front, Democrats have an opportunity to outflank Republicans on the issue of faith based initiatives.
  • The Nixon administration engaged with China not because it believed this would make China a more open society or economy, but because it would outflank their mutual enemy in Moscow.

  • Mark Serwotka in Politics.co.uk
    Responding, Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, said: "Rather than trying to outflank the Tories on public sector cuts, the government should listen to its own workforce which knows the damage that crude headcount reductions are having on the...
  • Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    We thought we could outflank them and get on the edge and get hats on hats and move the chains and at the same time let the clock continue to run,Tomlin said. "It just didn't turn out the way we would have liked."
  • President Felipe Calderón in FOXNews
    They think that we are going to fall for their provocations, but what they don't know is that we are going to outflank them on the left,Calderon told local media during a visit to western Jalisco state, where he is widely supported.

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