tactical manoeuvre

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Noun1.tactical 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"
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The final approach route may have been a tactical manoeuvre to avoid complications with the Turkish navy patrolling the eastern Mediterranean.
After an early setback when Vera Domashneva scored a field goal in the second minute of the match to give Kazakhstan 1-0 lead, India made amends when a tactical manoeuvre in the circle won them a penality conrner in the fourth minute.
On Sunday, 02 July, the re-enactors took their post in the UEL Park in Adolphustown, conducted a tactical manoeuvre and staged a Loyalist landing via bateau.
"It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the national dialogue is not a credible solution but a tactical manoeuvre that enable the government to continue to remain in power while committing genocide against the people of South Sudan with impunity," the statement adds.
She saddles three runners this afternoon but her best chance comes in this novice hurdle with the promising Tactical Manoeuvre.
Nigeria's military in Abuja on Monday denied reports that more than 450 soldiers had crossed into Cameroon, claiming that it was a "tactical manoeuvre" as they pursued the militants.
I think the thing we have to bear in mind is it's obviously a tactical manoeuvre designed to get people talking to each other and issues resolved.
It is no more than a tactical manoeuvre and our shareholders should have nothing to do with it."
Then with United trailing Craig tinkered with his formation and switched to a three-man defence and five man midfield with Chris Farman making way for striker Andy Carroll in a purely tactical manoeuvre with half an hour on the clock.
"We are used to them turning the screws before each new session", said one EU diplomat, who regards the declarations as a tactical manoeuvre. A source close to Javier Solana intimated that the new requirements are meant first and foremost to sway Iranian public opinion at home and by offering reassurances that the negotiators mean business.
But Rovers chief Buckley refused to take the credit for the tactical manoeuvre.
But then our big moments were the annual Church Parade, Trooping the Colour on Dominion Day (now called Canada Day) and the general's inspection just before or after our great tactical manoeuvre.

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