Meaning of “maneuver” in the English Dictionary

"maneuver" in English

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maneuvernoun, verb

uk /məˈnuː.vər/ us /məˈnuː.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)

maneuver noun [ C ] (PLANNED ACTION)

a planned action that is intended to obtain an advantage:

A clever maneuver by the chairman secured a valuable contract for the company.


us /məˈnu·vər/

maneuver verb (HANDLE)

[ I/T ] to handle and move something carefully or with difficulty:

[ T ] I maneuvered the grocery cart around piles of boxes to the checkout counter.

maneuver verb (PLAN ACTION)

[ T ] to cause someone to act in a particular way:

The management tried 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 /məˈnuːvər/ us US for

→  manoeuvre noun

(Definition of “maneuver” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)