Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering.
  • transitive v. To excel in maneuverability: The car outmaneuvers all others of its class.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To perform movements more adroitly or successfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To surpass, or get an advantage of, in maneuvering; to outwit or frustrate by clever stratagems; to outgeneral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surpass in manœuvering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. defeat by more skillful maneuvering

Etymologies

out- +‎ maneuver (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Being able to 'outmaneuver' money's grasp will be very important.

    The Oil Drum - Discussions about Energy and Our Future

  • Note: Jansen here cites only activist's claims that the Israeli navy deliberately rammed and smashed their boat without warning, but not the Israeli claim that the boat ignored radio signals to turn back from the closed military zone and in its attempt to "outmaneuver" the Israeli navy ship crashed into it, lightly damaging both vessels.

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  • He could not build a solid consensus around his domestic and foreign policy reforms and repeatedly had to outmaneuver his foes.

    Between War and Peace

  • In the coming months we shall see a dance of power as the House of Saud and the Brotherhood seek to outmaneuver one other.

    Nathan Gardels: The Arab Spring After Osama: Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Tariq Ramadan

  • 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.

    Can you see the messaging effect?

  • So be prepared to see us sweat, battle it out, and outmaneuver one another to the final episode.

    Kevin Casey: The Ultimate Merger

  • 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.

    Over the Khalkin River: a CHECK YOUR 6! game « Third Point of Singularity

  • 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.

    Cybercrime Costs Mount in U.K.

  • The failure of the recent climate bill proved that environmental groups cannot outspend or outmaneuver the fossil fuel industry.

    Corbin Hiar: 10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

  • 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.

    World Watch

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