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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a military training exercise [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre,
         simulated military operation]
    2: a plan for attaining a particular goal [syn: tactic,
       tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre]
    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: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
         [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre,
         direct, point, head, guide, channelize,
    2: act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get
       the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the
       directorship" [syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre]
    3: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to
       secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: manoeuver,
       maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]

2. 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.

   3. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
      [1913 Webster] Maneuver

3. 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

4. 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

Thesaurus Results for maneuver:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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