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Related to manoeuver: maneuver
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Verb1.manoeuver - act in order to achieve a certain goalmanoeuver - act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.manoeuver - direct the coursemanoeuver - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
dock - maneuver into a dock; "dock the ships"
sheer - cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
pull over - steer a vehicle to the side of the road; "The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"
helm - be at or take the helm of; "helm the ship"
crab - direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
navigate - direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the altar"
stand out - steer away from shore, of ships
starboard - turn to the right, of helms or rudders
conn - conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
navigate, pilot - act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
canalise, canalize, channel - direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience"
tree, corner - force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
park - maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
3.manoeuver - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defensemanoeuver - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
jockey - compete (for an advantage or a position)
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As this was bringing raw troops, at once, to face their enemy, it is not to be supposed that the manoeuver was executed with their usual accuracy; but as the music struck up the inspiring air of Yankee-doodle, and Richard, accompanied by Mr.
This newly introduced system will further boost the confidence of students as they perform every manoeuver without any intervention from instructors," he says.
Though the PML-N has emerged as the single largest party in the Senate with 33 Senators, the recent Senate polls have also placed the PPP in a position to manoeuver the things in its favto elect its chairman.
We watched the Wildcats with their squared off wings make the manoeuver to start a dive to bomb the ships on the bay.
TRADOC will be represented by Major Alan Stephens, Manoeuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems Branch Chief, Mounted Requirements Division, Manoeuver Centre of Excellence, US Army.
He explained that the Vectra which was coming from Jos to Bauchi lost control and veered off the road, colliding with the trailer while trying to manoeuver its way out of the military checkpoint.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah is now so powerful, and its shadow-government network of organizations so sophisticated, that it can manoeuver freely.
With only two out of six lanes closed to minimise disruption to traffic, the crane had to manoeuver in a tight space.
New multilateral frameworks - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Asia and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU - would circumscribe China's room for manoeuver.
Lind, one of the founders of the bodies of knowledge known as fourth-generation warfare and manoeuver warfare (these were the topics in earlier columns), asserts that to be effective in contemporary operations military forces should not only be training their officer cadres in what to think, they must be educating them in how to think.
It's going to be very difficult for him to manoeuver, he'll have to reach compromise at every step.
History offers two lessons, if Riyadh becomes a member of any Muslim- or region-specific alliance: a) it will manoeuver against Iran with utmost desire to damage Iranian interests, b) if the alliance will not act desirably, Riyadh will either leave or convert it into an ineffective forum by introducing a new alliance or creating rifts among member countries.