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"manoeuvre" in British English

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manoeuvrenoun

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

manoeuvreverb

UK US maneuver uk   /məˈnuː.vər/ us   /məˈnuː.vɚ/
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"manoeuvre" in Business English

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manoeuvrenoun [C]

uk   /məˈnuːvər/ us   US maneuver
a planned action that is intended to get an advantage: This manoeuvre has the effect of rewarding those shareholders who sell at the expense of those who remain.
room for/to manoeuvre also freedom of manoeuvre
the opportunity to change your plans or choose between different ways of doing something: The law in this area is very strict and doesn't allow us much room for manoeuvre.

manoeuvreverb [I or T]

uk   /məˈnuːvər/ us   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.
(Definition of manoeuvre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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