maneuver

[ muh-noo-ver ]
/ məˈnu vər /

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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Also especially British, ma·noeu·vre .

Origin of maneuver

First recorded in 1470–80 for an earlier sense; 1750–60 for current noun sense; from French manoeuvre, Middle French manuevre “handwork,” derivative of Old French manuvrer, from 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

OTHER WORDS FROM maneuver

ma·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 forms of maneuver

maneuverable, adjectivemaneuverability, nounmaneuverer, nounmaneuvering, noun
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Medical 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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