Translation of "manoeuvre" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun UK US maneuver uk /məˈnuː.vər/ us /-vɚ/

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.

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.

a cleverly planned action that is intended to get an advantage

maniobra, estratagema
A series of impressive manoeuvres by the chairman had secured a lucrative contract for the company.
verb UK US maneuver uk /məˈnuː.vər/ us /-vɚ/

to turn and direct an object

Loaded supermarket trolleys are often difficult to manoeuvre.
This car manoeuvres well at high speed.

to try to make someone act in a particular way

maniobrar, manipular
The other directors are trying to manoeuvre her into resigning.

(Translation of “manoeuvre” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)



a planned movement (of troops, ships, aircraft, vehicles etc)

Can you perform all the manoeuvres/maneuvers required by the driving test?

a skilful or cunning plan or action

maniobra, estratagema
His appointment was the result of many cunning manoeuvres/maneuvers.

(Translation of “manoeuvre” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)