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ma·noeu·vre

 (mə-no͞o′vər, -nyo͞o′-)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of maneuver.

manoeuvre

(məˈnuːvə) or

maneuver

n
1. a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action: political manoeuvres.
2. a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
3. (Military)
a. a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
b. (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
4. (Aeronautics) a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
5. (Nautical Terms) any change from the straight steady course of a ship
vb
6. (tr) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
7. (intr) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end: to manoeuvre for the leadership.
8. (intr) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
9. (Military) to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
maˈnoeuvrable, maˈneuverable adj
maˌnoeuvraˈbility, maˌneuveraˈbility n
maˈnoeuvrer, maˈneuverer n
maˈnoeuvring, maˈneuvering n

ma•noeu•vre

(məˈnu vər)

n., v.t., v.i. -vred, -vring.
Chiefly Brit. maneuver.

manoeuvre


Past participle: manoeuvred
Gerund: manoeuvring

Imperative
manoeuvre
manoeuvre
Present
I manoeuvre
you manoeuvre
he/she/it manoeuvres
we manoeuvre
you manoeuvre
they manoeuvre
Preterite
I manoeuvred
you manoeuvred
he/she/it manoeuvred
we manoeuvred
you manoeuvred
they manoeuvred
Present Continuous
I am manoeuvring
you are manoeuvring
he/she/it is manoeuvring
we are manoeuvring
you are manoeuvring
they are manoeuvring
Present Perfect
I have manoeuvred
you have manoeuvred
he/she/it has manoeuvred
we have manoeuvred
you have manoeuvred
they have manoeuvred
Past Continuous
I was manoeuvring
you were manoeuvring
he/she/it was manoeuvring
we were manoeuvring
you were manoeuvring
they were manoeuvring
Past Perfect
I had manoeuvred
you had manoeuvred
he/she/it had manoeuvred
we had manoeuvred
you had manoeuvred
they had manoeuvred
Future
I will manoeuvre
you will manoeuvre
he/she/it will manoeuvre
we will manoeuvre
you will manoeuvre
they will manoeuvre
Future Perfect
I will have manoeuvred
you will have manoeuvred
he/she/it will have manoeuvred
we will have manoeuvred
you will have manoeuvred
they will have manoeuvred
Future Continuous
I will be manoeuvring
you will be manoeuvring
he/she/it will be manoeuvring
we will be manoeuvring
you will be manoeuvring
they will be manoeuvring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manoeuvring
you have been manoeuvring
he/she/it has been manoeuvring
we have been manoeuvring
you have been manoeuvring
they have been manoeuvring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manoeuvring
you will have been manoeuvring
he/she/it will have been manoeuvring
we will have been manoeuvring
you will have been manoeuvring
they will have been manoeuvring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manoeuvring
you had been manoeuvring
he/she/it had been manoeuvring
we had been manoeuvring
you had been manoeuvring
they had been manoeuvring
Conditional
I would manoeuvre
you would manoeuvre
he/she/it would manoeuvre
we would manoeuvre
you would manoeuvre
they would manoeuvre
Past Conditional
I would have manoeuvred
you would have manoeuvred
he/she/it would have manoeuvred
we would have manoeuvred
you would have manoeuvred
they would have manoeuvred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manoeuvre - a plan for attaining a particular goalmanoeuvre - a plan for attaining a particular goal
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
2.manoeuvre - a military training exercisemanoeuvre - a military training exercise  
military training - training soldiers in military procedures
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.manoeuvre - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skillmanoeuvre - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
athletic game - a game involving athletic activity
takeaway - the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
completion, pass completion - (American football) a successful forward pass in football
ball hawking - a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
icing the puck, icing - (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
jugglery - the performance of a juggler
obstruction - getting in someone's way
baseball play - (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
footwork - the manner of using the feet
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
blitz, linebacker blitzing, safety blitz - (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
trap play, mousetrap - (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
4.manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
parking - the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
device, gimmick, twist - any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
feint - any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
footwork - skillful maneuvering or dealing; "she needs some fancy footwork to cover all those lies"
stratagem, gambit, ploy - a maneuver in a game or conversation
artifice, ruse - a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
5.manoeuvre - an action aimed at evading an opponent
evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft
straight-arm - (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
Verb1.manoeuvre - act in order to achieve a certain goalmanoeuvre - 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.manoeuvre - direct the coursemanoeuvre - 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.manoeuvre - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defensemanoeuvre - 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)

manoeuvre

verb
1. steer, direct, guide, pilot, work, move, drive, handle, negotiate, jockey, manipulate, navigate We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
2. scheme, plot, plan, intrigue, wangle (informal), machinate He manoeuvred his way to the top.
3. manipulate, arrange, organize, devise, manage, set up, engineer, fix, orchestrate, contrive, stage-manage You manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
noun
1. stratagem, move, plan, action, movement, scheme, trick, plot, tactic, intrigue, dodge, ploy, ruse, artifice, subterfuge, machination manoeuvres to block the electoral process
2. (often plural) movement, operation, exercise, deployment, war game The camp was used for military manoeuvres.
Translations
حيلَه أو خُطَّه بارِعَهمُناوَرَهيَنْجَح في مُهِمَّه صَعْبَه
manévrmanévrovat
knebmanøvremanøvrerestyre
manovrimanovro
manővermanőverezmanőverezéstaktikázáshadgyakorlat
kænskubragîstjórna meî lagnitilfærsla herafla; òraut
manevrasmanevruotisumanus veiksmas
gājiensintrigamanevrētmanevrs
manévrovať
hilemanevramanevra yapmaktertip

manoeuvre

maneuver (US) [məˈnuːvəʳ]
A. N
1. (Mil) → maniobra f
to be on manoeuvresestar de maniobras
2. (fig) (= clever plan) → maniobra f, estratagema f
this leaves us little room for manoeuvreesto apenas nos deja margen de maniobra
B. VT (gen) → maniobrar
to manoeuvre a gun into positioncolocar un cañón en posición
I was manoeuvred into itme embaucaron para que lo hiciera
to manoeuvre sb into doing sthmanipular a algn para que haga algo
C. VImaniobrar

manoeuvre

[məˈnuːvər] maneuver (US)
vt
[+ vehicle, boat] → manœuvrer
(= manipulate) [+ person] → manœuvrer
to manoeuvre sb into doing sth → manipuler qn pour lui faire faire qch
vi [driver, pilot] → manœuvrer
The pilot instinctively manoeuvred to avoid them → Le pilote a instinctivement manœuvré pour les éviter.
n
(= movement) → manœuvre f
to have room for manoeuvre (fig) (= opportunity to change direction) → avoir de la marge de manœuvre
There was plenty of room for manoeuvre → Il y avait une grande marge de manœuvre.
(= tactic) → manœuvre f
manoeuvres to block the electoral process → des manœuvres pour bloquer le processus électoral
(= military exercise) to be on manoeuvres → être en manœuvres

manoeuvre

, (US) maneuver
n
(Mil) → Feldzug m; in a well-planned manoeuvredurch einen geschickt geplanten Feldzug
manoeuvres pl (Mil) → Manöver nt or pl, → Truppenübung f; the troops were out on manoeuvresdie Truppen befanden sich im Manöver
(= clever plan)Manöver nt, → Winkelzug m, → Schachzug m; rather an obvious manoeuvreein ziemlich auffälliges Manöver
vtmanövrieren; he manoeuvred his troops out onto the plainer dirigierte or führte seine Truppen hinaus auf die Ebene; to manoeuvre a gun into positionein Geschütz in Stellung bringen; to manoeuvre somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu bringen, etw zu tun; he manoeuvred his brother into a top jober manövrierte or lancierte seinen Bruder in eine Spitzenposition
vimanövrieren; (Mil) → (ein) Manöver durchführen; to manoeuvre for position (lit, fig)sich in eine günstige Position manövrieren; room to manoeuvreSpielraum m, → Manövrierfähigkeit f

manoeuvre

maneuver (Am) [məˈnuːvəʳ]
1. nmanovra
the soldiers were out on manoeuvres → i soldati stavano facendo le manovre or le esercitazioni
2. vt (also) (Mil) → manovrare
I couldn't manoeuvre the settee through the door → non sono riuscito a far passare il divano attraverso la porta
he manoeuvred himself into a job → è riuscito a ottenere un posto con abili manovre
to manoeuvre sb into doing sth → costringere abilmente qn a fare qc
3. vi (Mil) (fig) → manovrare (Aut) → far manovra

manoeuvre

(American) maneuver (məˈnuːvə) noun
1. a planned movement (of troops, ships, aircraft, vehicles etc). Can you perform all the manoeuvres required by the driving test?
2. a skilful or cunning plan or action. His appointment was the result of many cunning manoeuvres.
verb
to (cause to) perform manoeuvres. She had difficulty manoeuvring her car into the narrow space.
References in classic literature ?
Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.
Do as you pleased, she always made more leeway than anything else, and turning round and round was the manoeuvre she was best at.
The Biscayan, seeing him come on in this way, was convinced of his courage by his spirited bearing, and resolved to follow his example, so he waited for him keeping well under cover of his cushion, being unable to execute any sort of manoeuvre with his mule, which, dead tired and never meant for this kind of game, could not stir a step.
Jacquelin and Josette were by this time on the first step of the portico, holding out their hands to manoeuvre the exit of their mistress from the carriole as she pulled herself up by the sides of the vehicle and clung to the curtains.
I have seen the Nautilus manoeuvre before the Abraham Lincoln, and I have my own ideas as to its speed.
At the edge of the rocks the Leopard-man, realising that he was making for the projecting cape upon which he had stalked me on the night of my arrival, had doubled in the undergrowth; but Montgomery had seen the manoeuvre, and turned him again.
Dantes continued at his post in spite of the presence of the pilot, until this manoeuvre was completed, and then he added, "Half-mast the colors, and square the yards
The Longbourn party were the last of all the company to depart, and, by a manoeuvre of Mrs.
You hold the bit too tight and so make his mouth hard, so that you will not be able to make him manoeuvre quickly.
The two half-breed hunters were now eager to repeat the manoeuvre of the noose; promising to entrap Bruin, and have rare sport in strangling and drowning him.
This manoeuvre, executed, not for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith, to soothe men, demands nerve.