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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.
The current regime's theocratic structure - with a supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, and numerous unaccountable bodies lording over popularly elected officials - will soon remind voters that this latest hero has little room to manoeuver.
What is more, the room for manoeuver the BRICS Bank would allow from the IMF is distinctly limited.
There are also the infrequent cheques to manoeuver, but you learn to deal with it.
At the same time, he underscored the role of countervailing forces: "Elements of the former regime continue to manoeuver to obstruct, frustrate and undermine the course of change, aiming to set back and bring down the transition.
However, there's a lot of work to be done, and it can be frustratingly difficult to clear snow-covered trails and park roads to allow the heavy equipment to manoeuver into place.
Lieutenant Colonel James Roddis, commanding officer, the Highlanders, 4th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Manoeuver Battlegroup, briefing presented at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, November 2013.
Due to their unique design they have an unsurpassed ability to manoeuver through ice-rubble fields, significant side slopes, steep grades, muskeg, quicksand and any other water transition zones.
There is also a word play on "heimlich manoeuver," the technique for getting rid of unwanted objects obstructing the airway.
The Polish central bank has retained low interest rates and not used any other unconventional monetary policies such as asset purchases, giving it adequate room to manoeuver, said Belka.
This would allow the driver to walk alongside the car, at a maximum speed of 4mph, to manoeuver their car out of challenging situations safely, or even to negotiate difficult off-road terrain.
As a consequence, traffic speed along the main highway will be significantly affected as the vehicles have to slow down to safely manoeuver the off-ramp.