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 maneuvering
Anytime we have to put up the sail or tack or do any maneuvering, it requires all hands on deck.
Albany functions better than it has in years, in part, at least, through his maneuvering to keep the GOP in power.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several Soviet-era BMD-1 armored vehicles were dug in and a T-84 tank was maneuvering in a field.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So now Saakashvili is a wanted man and Ivanishvili is maneuvering to bring him down once and for all.Georgian Ex-President Faces Criminal Charges, Blames Putin Cronies|Will Cathcart|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that sort of maneuvering is emblematic of what the show is all about.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He almost died, just then, for he felt his senses stagger, and relaxed his maneuvering.
The next morning orders came again to advance, marching three miles in line of battle, maneuvering in various positions.Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers|J. Newton Terrill
At Chaumont we stayed for some few days, maneuvering while the division was being fully assembled.Average Americans|Theodore Roosevelt
They were maneuvering and managing in every possible way to secure the final vote.Charles I|Jacob Abbott
After maneuvering about the cement walk the skink ran through the open door into the building.
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.
"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.