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6 definitions found
 for manoeuvre
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, v. t.
     1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
        [1913 Webster] Maneuverer

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. [F.
     manoeuvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work,
     manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See
     Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or
        naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Management with address or artful design; adroit
        proceeding; stratagem.
        [1913 Webster] Maneuver

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. & v.
     See Maneuver. [Chiefly Brit.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  manoeuvre
      n 1: a plan for attaining a particular goal [syn: tactic,
           tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre]
      2: a military training exercise [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre,
         simulated military operation]
      3: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and
         skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a
         play by the shortstop" [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, play]
      4: a move made to gain a tactical end [syn: maneuver,
         manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre]
      5: an action aimed at evading an opponent [syn: maneuver,
         manoeuvre, evasive action]
      v 1: act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to
           get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the
           directorship" [syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre]
      2: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
         [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre,
         direct, point, head, guide, channelize,
         channelise]
      3: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to
         secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: manoeuver,
         maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "manoeuvre":
     artifice, contrive, demarche, device, devise, dodge, drill, drive,
     engineer, exercise, finagle, finesse, gambit, guide, intrigue,
     jockey, machinate, machination, manage, manipulate, move, navigate,
     operate, operation, plan, plot, ploy, run, ruse, scheme, stratagem,
     strategy, subterfuge, tactic, training, trick, wangle, wile
  
  

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