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Noun: maneuver  mu'noo-vur
Usage: US (elsewhere: manoeuvre)
  1. (military) a military training exercise
    - manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], simulated military operation
     
  2. A plan for attaining a particular goal
    - tactic, tactics, manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
    "he made a great maneuver";
    - manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], play
     
  4. A move made to gain a tactical end
    - manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. An action aimed at evading an opponent
    - manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], evasive action
Verb: maneuver  mu'noo-vur
Usage: US (elsewhere: manoeuvre)
  1. Determine the direction of traveling
    - steer, manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise [Brit]
     
  2. Act in order to achieve a certain goal
    "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship";
    - manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    - manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], operate

Derived forms: maneuvering, maneuvers, maneuvered

Type of: act, command, control, evasion, go, military operation, motion, move, movement, op, operation, plan of action

Part of: athletic game, military training

Encyclopedia: Maneuver