American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering.
- v. To excel in maneuverability: The car outmaneuvers all others of its class.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass in manœuvering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To surpass, or get an advantage of, in maneuvering; to outwit or frustrate by clever stratagems; to outgeneral.
- v. defeat by more skillful maneuvering
- out- + maneuver (Wiktionary)
“Being able to 'outmaneuver' money's grasp will be very important.”
“He could not build a solid consensus around his domestic and foreign policy reforms and repeatedly had to outmaneuver his foes.”
“In the coming months we shall see a dance of power as the House of Saud and the Brotherhood seek to outmaneuver one other.”
“In an environment where both parties have highly paid strategists running endless focus groups and polls, neither is likely to really outmaneuver the other in the "what voters want to hear" category.”
“So be prepared to see us sweat, battle it out, and outmaneuver one another to the final episode.”
“The two escorting I-16s managed to outmaneuver the Japanese (due to the initiative bonus of higher skill; thus, they went first) and dive out of combat.”
“LONDON — The U.K. government said cybercrime is costing the British economy £ 27 billion $43 billion annually — roughly 2% of the country's economic output — underscoring how criminals continue to outmaneuver governments and corporations alike.”
“The failure of the recent climate bill proved that environmental groups cannot outspend or outmaneuver the fossil fuel industry.”
“The U.K. government said cybercrime is costing the British economy £ 27 billion $43 billion annually — roughly 2% of the country's economic output — underscoring how criminals continue to outmaneuver governments and corporations alike.”
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