noun a military training exercise
simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.
noun a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
- he made a great maneuver
- the runner was out on a play by the shortstop
noun a move made to gain a tactical end
tactical manoeuvre; manoeuvre; tactical maneuver.
noun an action aimed at evading an opponent
manoeuvre; evasive action.
verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.
verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
- He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
- She maneuvered herself into the directorship
verb perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
manoeuvre; manoeuver; operate.
Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre noun
, OF. manuevre
, LL. manopera
, lit., hand work, manual labor; L.manus
hand + opera
, fr. opus
work. See Manual
, and cf. Mainor
- Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
- Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre intransitive verb
Cf. F. manoeuvrer
. See Maneuver
imperfect & past participle Maneuvered or Manoeuvred; present participle & verbal noun Maneuvering or Manoeuvring
- To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.
- To manage with address or art; to scheme.
Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre transitive verb
- To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
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