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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of outmaneuver.
  • adjective overcome by the maneuvering of others.


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  • 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 2009

  • The Treasury's compensation "special master" denied an accusation by Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, that the Obama administration was "outmaneuvered" by AIG. RSS Feed 2010

  • Not to mention the fact that Clinton "outmaneuvered" Newt Gingrich after Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund 2010

  • ABC's George Stephanopoulos called this a "hand grenade" and said Huckabee was demonstrating that he was not going to be "outmaneuvered" by Palin when it came to courting conservatives.

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  • '' outmaneuvered '' the Obama administration and now has taxpayers '' over a barrel. ''

    Insurance Journal 2010

  • Anatoly Chubais, himself from St. Petersburg and usually a Putin backer, is said to have tried to talk Yeltsin out of appointing Putin, only to be outmaneuvered by the head of the presidential administration, Aleksandr Voloshin.

    The Return Daniel Treisman 2011

  • The state Assembly passed Walker's proposal a day after Republican senators outmaneuvered the 14 Democratic senators who had fled Wisconsin to deny a quorum needed for passing a budget measure.

    Wonkbook: Republicans against entitlement reform (at least right now) 2011

  • Darren Hauck/Reuters Protesters took over the building after Senate Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and brought a three-week stalemate over union benefit cuts to its unexpected end.

    Vote Sparks Protests in Wisconsin 2011

  • Her life took a magical turn when she gave herself fully to the idea that the wild pigs that stalked her fenced acreage and trolled her farmland, trying to root mac nuts out of the ground, could themselves be physically outmaneuvered.

    Roseanne Archy Roseanne Barr 2011

  • Robin, it appears, has outmaneuvered him, if only temporarily.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer Lucy Weston 2011


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