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maneuver

[ muh-noo-ver ]
/ məˈnu vər /
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noun

verb (used with object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.

verb (used without object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.

to perform a maneuver or maneuvers.
to scheme; intrigue.

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RELATED WORDS

plot, manipulation, ploy, ruse, trick, step, measure, action, stunt, gimmick, scheme, procedure, movement, parade, deployment, exercise, drill, battle, navigate, exploit

Nearby words

manes, manet, manet, edouard, manet, édouard, manetho, maneuver, maneuverability, maneuverable, manfredini, manful, manfully
Also especially British, ma·noeu·vre.

Origin of maneuver

1470–80 for an earlier sense; 1750–60 for current noun sense; < French manoeuvre, Middle French manuevre handwork, derivative of Old French manuvrer < Latin manū operāre to do handwork, equivalent to manū (ablative of manus hand) + operāre to work (see operate); replacing earlier maanorre manual labor < Middle French, as above
SYNONYMS FOR maneuver
Related formsma·neu·ver·a·ble, adjectivema·neu·ver·a·bil·i·ty, nounma·neu·ver·er, nounun·ma·neu·vered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maneuver

maneuver

/ (məˈnuːvə) /

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of manoeuvre
Derived Formsmaneuverable, adjectivemaneuverability, nounmaneuverer, nounmaneuvering, noun
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Medicine definitions for maneuver

maneuver

[ mə-nōōvər ]

n.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

v.

To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal.
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