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manoeuvre

verb [I or T]
 
 
/məˈnuːvər/ ( US maneuver)
to try to control or influence a person or situation in a particular way: He has manoeuvred astutely to avoid industrial action among staff.
to turn an object and make it go where you want: easy/difficult to manoeuvre The machine is compact and easy to manoeuvre and store.
Translations of “manoeuvre”
in Chinese (Traditional) 動, 操縱,控制…
in Russian маневрировать…
in Turkish manevra yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动, 操纵,控制…
in Polish manewrować…
(Definition of manoeuvre verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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