[ UK /a‍ʊtmənˈuːvɐ/ ]
  1. defeat by more skillful maneuvering
    The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans
    My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations
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How To Use outmanoeuvre In A Sentence

  • A typical write-up of last August's vote in the New York Times, for example, focused on the way the president had "outmaneuvered" the Democrats. Why Obama's Support For FISA Cave-In Is Such A Downer
  • Better prepared and more aggressive, he unexpectedly outmanoeuvred the prime minister.
  • The action on a Harrow mosque again saw the chunky thugs in Lenin's term comprehensively outnumbered and outmanoeuvred Sonic Truth
  • In their opening and closing games England's lumbering back four were hopelessly outmanoeuvred by bursts of fast, mobile, unpredictable attacks, like tankers anchored as speedboats darted around them.
  • The officers of the xebecs knew they couldn't outmaneuver or outrun the British so they decided to scuttle their craft, toss their armament overboard and escape on foot to the north.
  • Companies that rely solely on such a customer-focused approach may find themselves outmaneuvered by competitors with more imagination.
  • Caught off guard, she is trapped between two foes who want to remove her from the action and she is completely outmanoeuvred. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unable to present a viable alternative, the royalists were outmanoeuvred, sidelined and, in 1998, defeated.
  • Elop used his emotive language to illustrate that Nokia was being outmanoeuvred by Google's Android operating system and Apple's iPhone. In brand value, things go worse for Coke
  • The exchanges were dynamic and carefree with both sets of defences mournfully looking on as they were outgunned and outmanoeuvred.
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