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manoeuvre
v. perform a military exercise; change the movement or direction of a moving vehicle; move, change position; control with skill and dexterity; use strategy to gain an objective (also maneuver)
 
n. planned military exercise; change in the movement or direction of a moving vehicle; move which involves skill and dexterity; strategy (also maneuver)

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Maneuver
Maneuver, manoeuvre, manoeuver, manœuver (also spelled, directly from the French, as manœuvre) denotes one's tactical move, or series of moves, that improves or maintains one's strategic situation in a competitive environment or avoids a worse situation.

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manoeuvre

Noun
1. a plan for attaining a particular goal
(synonym) tactic, maneuver
(hypernym) plan of action
(derivation) maneuver, manoeuver
2. a military training exercise
(synonym) maneuver, simulated military operation
(hypernym) operation, military operation
(part-holonym) military training
(derivation) manoeuver, maneuver, operate
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
(synonym) maneuver, play
(hypernym) motion, movement, move
(hyponym) takeaway
(part-holonym) athletic game
(derivation) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
4. a move made to gain a tactical end
(synonym) maneuver, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) parking
5. an action aimed at evading an opponent
(synonym) maneuver, evasive action
(hypernym) evasion
(hyponym) clinch

Verb
1. act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
(synonym) maneuver, manoeuver
(hypernym) act, move
(derivation) tactic, maneuver
2. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
(synonym) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
(hypernym) control, command
(hyponym) dock
(derivation) maneuver, play
(classification) driving
3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
(synonym) manoeuver, maneuver, operate
(hypernym) move, go
(hyponym) jockey
(derivation) maneuver, simulated military operation


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manœuvre
nf. maneuver, planned military exercise; machination, conspiracy
 
manœuvrer
v. maneuver, set off, go on one's way; start; operate

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manoeuvre (de)
n. manoeuvre, maneuver


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