- 1be flanked by somebody or something to have someone or something on one or both sides She left the courtroom flanked by armed guards.
- 2flank something to be placed on one or both sides of something They drove through the cotton fields that flanked Highway 17.
NAmE//flæŋk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flank
he / she / it flanks
past simple flanked
-ing form flanking