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flank

flank

 
 
pronunciation:
flaengk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a human or animal between the hip and the ribs on either side of the body.
definition 2: a piece of meat cut from the flank.
definition 3: any side or a part found on the extreme left or right.
the right flank of a military formation
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flanked, flanking, flanks
definition 1: to be positioned at the flank of.
In the photograph, my father is flanked by his two brothers.
definition 2: to go around the flank of, as to attack.
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