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flank (up)on (someone or something)

To be positioned next to someone or something. Two guards flanked on each side of the entrance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flank (up)on someone or something

to be at the side of someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The Victorian mansion flanked on the tall, modern apartment building. It flanked on a broad expanse of fir trees.
See also: flank, on
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He along with Slovakian Jozef Kaplan and Romario Jesuraj, both of whom were constantly switching flanks, were constantly trying to create for Manzi.
Riyaz reported that at week 12 follow-up, both cryolipolysis and HIFU had significantly reduced fat in the flanks, compared with baseline (P = .0007 and P = .0341, respectively), as measured by diagnostic ultrasound.
Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame once again partner each other in central midfield and they are flanked by an attacking midfield trio ofMurphy,Ayoze Perez and Kenedy.
4 CALVERT-LEWIN (for Bolasie) Struggled to get involved down the right flank. 5 NIASSE (for Tosun) Played the last nine minutes.
[4] proposed that the edge geometry be characterized with reference to the virtual tool tip derived from the linear extension of flank and rake faces (Fig.
There was tenderness over the right flank on physical examination.
Also measured teeth flank modifications are applied.
Once NPTF threads are wrench-tightened there is thread contact at the crest and root and also at the flank.
A 41-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with left flank pain and dysuria.
You only have to look back to the game at Wembley to see how ineffective the former Peter-borough man can be when he's farmed out on to the flank.
0-1, Murray, 48mins: Left free at the far post to nod home Bolasie's deflected cross from the right flank 0-2, Bolasie, 51mins: Murray headed a long ball down into Bolasie's path, he breezed past Vergini and stabbed the ball under Pantilimon 0-3, Bolasie, 53mins: Jedinak's long ball was misread by O'Shea and Bolasie easily got the better of him before lifting his shot over the advancing goalkeeper 0-4, Bolasie, 62mins: Murray outmuscled O'Shea on the right flank, squared for Bolasie and he squeezed a shot just inside the righthand post 1-4, Wickham, 89mins: Finished first-time from eight yards after van Aanholt had picked him out with a low cross from the left
The Englishman showed plenty of pace charging up and down the flank and proved against Sparta he has an eye for a pass as well.
Franck Ribery crossed all the way from the left flank to the right flank, right into the path of Mitchell Weiser who ran towards the goal, skipped past one defender and then curled in a lovely ball into the far corner to double his team's lead.
Patients presented with flank pain (n=30 46%); hematuria (n=14 22%); flank mass (n=2 3%); both hematuria and flank pain (n=3 5%); incidental tumors (n=10 15%); and with metastasis (n=6 9%).