manoeuvre Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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manoeuvrenoun

UK (US maneuver) uk   /məˈnuː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/

manoeuvre noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] a movement or set of movements needing skill and care: Reversing round a corner is one of the manoeuvres you are required to perform in a driving test.

manoeuvre noun (MILITARY OPERATION)

[C usually plural] a planned and controlled movement or operation by the armed forces for training purposes and in war: military/naval manoeuvres We saw the army on manoeuvres in the mountains.

manoeuvre noun (CLEVER ACTION)

[C] a cleverly planned action that is intended to get an advantage: A series of impressive manoeuvres by the chairman had secured a lucrative contract for the company.

manoeuvreverb

UK (US maneuver) uk   /məˈnuː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/

manoeuvre verb (MOVE)

[I or T] to turn and direct an object: Loaded supermarket trolleys are often difficult to manoeuvre. This car manoeuvres well at high speed.

manoeuvre verb (MAKE SB DO STH)

[T] to try to make someone act in a particular way: The other directors are trying to manoeuvre her into resigning.
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