verb (used with object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
- manet, edouard,
- manet, édouard,
Origin of maneuver
Examples from the Web for maneuver
Once discovered, this maneuver did not endear the councilors to their constituents.
I try to stay sober enough to maneuver back to West Hollywood.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In battle, it means the ability to shift from suicide bombers to tank columns and maneuver warfare in the span of a day.
The soldiers there made no efforts to maneuver and confront ISIS.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The aim of this exercise, one has to believe, is to maneuver Moscow into the circle of good global citizenship.Let's Take Away the 2018 World Cup from Putin's Russia|Tunku Varadarajan|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One often has to maneuver his way through little iron-legged tables and chairs, used for refreshments.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
This is a very shy bird, so he had to creep and maneuver to get within gunshot unseen, unheard.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
When all these openings have been carefully closed and fastened, then begins the maneuver of submersion.The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner|Georg-Gnther von Forstner
It is an easy matter to maneuver the curtain by means of the motor, the curtain being raised as required.
Well,” remarked Monroe, as he witnessed this maneuver, “what is it?The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
"planned movement of troops or warship," 1758, from French manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver," from Old French manovre "manual labor" 13c.), from Medieval Latin manuopera (source of Spanish maniobra, Italian manovra), from manuoperare "work with the hands," from Latin manu operari, from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + operari "to work, operate" (see operation). The same word had been borrowed from French into Middle English in a sense "hand-labor" (late 15c.). General meaning "artful plan, adroit movement" is from 1774. Related: Maneuvers.
1777, from maneuver (n.), or else from French manœurvrer "work, work with one's hands; carry out, prepare" (12c.), from Medieval Latin manuoperare. Originally in a military sense. Figurative use from 1801. Related: Maneuvered; maneuvering.