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1. WordNet® 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]

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.
      [PJC]

   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

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. & v.
   See Maneuver. [Chiefly Brit.]
   [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for manoeuvre:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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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