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2 definitions found
 for Maneuvering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, v. i. [imp. & p.
     p. Maneuveredor Manoeuvred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Maneuvering, or Manoeuvring.] [Cf. F. manoeuvrer. See
     Maneuver, n.]
     1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval
        tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of
        getting an advantage in attack or defense.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: To make changes in one's approach to solving a
        problem, so as to achieve maximum advantage in a changing
        situation; -- used especially in competitive situations,
        as in politics, diplomacy, or sports.
        [PJC]
  
     3. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
        [1913 Webster] Maneuver

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "maneuvering":
     artifice, behind-the-scenes influence, cabal, collusion,
     complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, conspiracy,
     contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin, deep-laid plot,
     devices, engineering, expedients, finagling, finesse, frame-up,
     game, influence, intrigue, little game, machination, maneuvers,
     manipulation, plot, plotting, political influence, rigging, scheme,
     schemery, scheming, stratagem, tactical maneuvers, tactics, trick,
     underplot, web of intrigue, wire-pulling
  
  

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