Definition of flank verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flank

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//flæŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæŋk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flank
    BrE BrE//flæŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæŋk//
     
    he / she / it flanks
    BrE BrE//flæŋks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæŋks//
     
    past simple flanked
    BrE BrE//flæŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæŋkt//
     
    past participle flanked
    BrE BrE//flæŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæŋkt//
     
    -ing form flanking
    BrE BrE//ˈflæŋkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæŋkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1be flanked by somebody/something to have somebody/something on one or both sides She left the courtroom flanked by armed guards.
  2. 2flank something to be placed on one or both sides of something They drove through the cotton fields that flanked Highway 17.
  3. Word Origin late Old English, from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin.
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