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maneuver

[ muh-noo-ver ]
/ m蓹藞nu v蓹r /
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noun
verb (used with object), ma路neu路vered, ma路neu路ver路ing.
verb (used without object), ma路neu路vered, ma路neu路ver路ing.
to perform a maneuver or maneuvers.
to scheme; intrigue.
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Also especially British, ma路noeu路vre .

Origin of maneuver

First recorded in 1470鈥80 for an earlier sense; 1750鈥60 for current noun sense; from French manoeuvre, Middle French manuevre 鈥渉andwork,鈥 derivative of Old French manuvrer, from Latin man奴 oper膩re 鈥渢o do handwork,鈥 equivalent to man奴 (ablative of manus 鈥渉and鈥) + oper膩re 鈥渢o work鈥 (see operate); replacing earlier maanorre 鈥渕anual labor,鈥 Middle French, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM maneuver

ma路neu路ver路a路ble, adjectivema路neu路ver路a路bil路i路ty, nounma路neu路ver路er, nounun路ma路neu路vered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maneuver

maneuver
/ (m蓹藞nu藧v蓹) /

noun, verb
the usual US spelling of manoeuvre

Derived forms of maneuver

maneuverable, adjectivemaneuverability, nounmaneuverer, nounmaneuvering, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for maneuver

maneuver
[ m蓹-n艒艒v蓹r ]

n.
A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.
v.
To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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