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Definition of flank verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flank
    he / she / it flanks
    past simple flanked
    -ing form flanking
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  1. 1be flanked by somebody or something to have someone or 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.
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