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Translation of a confusing text 2019/6/29 09:32
こいつら仲間の攻撃を うまく揺動にあててきやがる.

Can someone help translate that?
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Re: Translation of a confusing text 2019/6/29 14:39
This word 揺動 (youdou) meaning “rocking” could be a mis-kanji-conversion of another word 陽動 (youdou), meaning diversion, feigning tactics in military maneuvers.

I can only guess without any additional context, but my guess would be either:
- These guys are good at using attacks by their comrades to rock/upset us.
- These guys are good at using attacks by their comrades as diversionary maneuver.
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Re: Translation of a confusing text 2019/6/29 18:54
Thankyou for your answer. Do you think

うまく might be modifying anything here 揺動にあててきやがる.

And is あててきやがる essentially a set phrase?
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Re: Translation of a confusing text 2019/6/29 19:21
うまく means “(do something) well,” that’s why I put “...they are good at…”, so yes modifying the verb あててきやがる in that phrase.

揺動にあててきやがる is a colloquial/a bit vulgar way to say:
揺動にあててくる. To use (the attacks) as diversionary maneuver.

I don’t quite understand this phrase of “揺動にあてる” that’s why I said the earlier answer was my best guess. I hope it helps.

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