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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outmanoeuvre 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outmanoeuvre owt-ma-nū′vėr to surpass in manœuvring.
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In literature:

To outmanoeuvre their oars as he had done the ship's sails, Amyas knew was impossible.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
She lost sight of his intended direction for one instant, and he immediately outmanoeuvred her.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
But this time, at last, he had completely outmanoeuvred them.
"The Great Boer War" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Villars, at Circk, outmanoeuvred Marlborough in a manner that would have done credit to the greatest general.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
By the aid of the fishing-boats, he had learned their manoeuvres clearly, and outmanoeuvred them.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
They would not sit there and see their master outmanoeuvred by any lack of readiness on their part.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
The Indians, unwarlike as they have always been, now headed by their Jesuit captains, outmanoeuvred the invaders.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI." by Various
Finally, he trusted that Villeneuve, when burdened with Spanish ships, would outwit and outmanoeuvre Nelson!
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Doria and Aluch Ali were, each of them, bent on outmanoeuvring the other.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Lutfi Pasha was outmanoeuvred and defeated.
"The Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole
He completely outmanoeuvred Mansfeld, defeated him, and drove him to flight and death.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Ross realized that he and his chum had been badly outmanoeuvred.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Prague fell, and Frederick, completely outmanoeuvred by the united forces of Prince Charles and Traun, regained Silesia with heavy losses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
He had outmanoeuvred Montcalm; it now remained only to crush him.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
It should be so, otherwise the exquisite gratification of outmanoeuvring you would be unknown.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Putnam had been completely outmanoeuvred by Sir Henry Clinton.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
They were outmanoeuvred beforehand and finally overthrown at Trafalgar.
"Naval Warfare" by James R. Thursfield
In Northern Italy he outmanoeuvred Catinat and Villeroi, defeating the latter at Cremona (1702).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
On the open marsh we almost despaired of outmanoeuvring them.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
Payne felt outmanoeuvred and crowded.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various