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manoeuvring

noun uk UK ( US maneuvering)   /məˈnuː.vər.ɪŋ/ us    /-vɚ-/

manoeuvring noun (CLEVER ACTION)

[C or U] the action of cleverly planning something to get an advantage: The directors managed to secure a good deal for the company with a bit of subtle manoeuvring. He claimed he knew nothing about the political manoeuvrings which had got him into power.

manoeuvring noun (MOVEMENT)

[U] the action of moving, or of moving something, with skill and care: With some careful manoeuvring, I was able to get the car into the narrow space.
Translations of “manoeuvring”
in Chinese (Traditional) 明智之舉, 策略…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聪明之举, 策略…
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