Meaning of “manoeuvre” in the English Dictionary

"manoeuvre" in English

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


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

(Definition of “manoeuvre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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)