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

Derived forms: manoeuvred, manoeuvring, manoeuvres

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

Part of: athletic game, military training

Encyclopedia: Manoeuvre