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[out-muh-noo-ver] /ˌaʊt məˈnu vər/
verb (used with object)
to outwit, defeat, or frustrate by maneuvering.
to outdo or surpass in maneuvering or maneuverability.
Origin of outmaneuver
1790-1800; out- + maneuver Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for outmaneuver
  • Modern jets typically outmaneuver storms, often flying above thunderclouds.
  • Wal-Mart has responded with an all-out push meant to overwhelm and outmaneuver its far less deep-pocketed opposition.
  • Their speed and agility in the water helps them outmaneuver and catch fish and other quick prey.
  • Believe it or not, they are able to outmaneuver the best human-designed airplanes.
  • Doctors have tried to outmaneuver the rapidly mutating virus by prescribing multi-drug regimens or switching drugs.
  • For years, people have tried to defeat dust mites, but they apparently outnumber and outmaneuver human ingenuity.
  • Both sides are trying to outmaneuver the other, and each side has sharp words for the other.
British Dictionary definitions for outmaneuver


(transitive) to secure a strategic advantage over by skilful manoeuvre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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