manoeuvre

 /məˈnuːvəʳ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ma•noeu•vre /məˈnuvɚ/USA pronunciation n., v., -vred, -vring.

    British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]maneuver.maneuver

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ma•neu•ver /məˈnuvɚ/USA pronunciation n. 
    [countable]
  1. a planned movement of troops, warships, etc.
  2. Militarymaneuvers, [plural] a series of military exercises used as practice for war:The troops are out on maneuvers.
  3. a clever or skillful movement, action, or trick; a crafty tactic;
    a ploy:another maneuver to gain control of the company.

v. 
  • Militaryto move or change the position of by a maneuver: [+ object]She maneuvered the truck around the fallen tree.[no object]He maneuvered out of the way of the fallen tree.
  • [no object] to scheme; make a plot;
    intrigue:He maneuvered for the job for a year.
  • Also,[esp. Brit.,]manoeuvre. See -man-1.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    manoeuvre, US maneuver /məˈnuːvə/ n
    1. a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action
    2. a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
    3. a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
    4. (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
    5. a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
    6. any change from the straight steady course of a ship
    vb
    1. (transitive) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
    2. (intransitive) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end
    3. (intransitive) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
    4. to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
    Etymology: 15th Century: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand

    maˈnoeuvrable, US maˈneuverable adj maˌnoeuvraˈbility, US maˌneuveraˈbility n maˈnoeuvrer, US maˈneuverer n maˈnoeuvring, US maˈneuvering n



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