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Meaning of “maneuver” in the English Dictionary

"maneuver" in British English

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maneuvernoun, verb

uk   /məˈnuː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
US spelling of manoeuvre
(Definition of maneuver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maneuver" in American English

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maneuvernoun [C]

 us   /məˈnu·vər/
  • maneuver noun [C] (MILITARY OPERATION)

a ​planned and ​controlledmovement of ​militaryforces
  • maneuver noun [C] (PLANNED ACTION)

a ​plannedaction that is ​intended to ​obtain an ​advantage: A ​clever maneuver by the ​chairmansecured a ​valuablecontract for the ​company.

maneuververb

 us   /məˈnu·vər/
  • maneuver verb (HANDLE)

[I/T] to ​handle and move something ​carefully or with ​difficulty: [T] I maneuvered the ​grocerycart around ​piles of ​boxes to the ​checkoutcounter.
  • maneuver verb (PLAN ACTION)

[T] to ​cause someone to ​act in a ​particular way: The ​managementtried to maneuver her into ​resigning.
(Definition of maneuver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maneuver" in Business English

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maneuvernoun, verb [I or T]

uk   us   /məˈnuːvər/ US for
→  manoeuvre noun
(Definition of maneuver from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maneuver”
in Chinese (Simplified) 精巧动作…
in Turkish manevra, tertip, hile…
in Russian маневр, интрига…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精巧動作…
in Polish manewr…
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