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"manoeuvre" in British English

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manoeuvrenoun

UK (US maneuver) uk   /məˈnuː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/

manoeuvreverb

UK (US maneuver) uk   /məˈnuː.vər/  us   /-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   us   /məˈnuːvər/ ( US maneuver)
a ​plannedaction 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   us   /məˈnuːvər/ ( US maneuver)
to ​try to ​control or ​influence a ​person or ​situation in a particular way: He has manoeuvred astutely to ​avoidindustrialaction 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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