maneuver

maneuver
maneuver [n1] move, tactic action, angle, artifice, contrivance, curveball, demarche, device, dodge, fancy footwork*, feint, finesse, gambit, game, gimmick, intrigue, jig*, machination, manipulation, measure, movement, plan, play, plot, ploy, procedure, proceeding, ruse, scheme, shenanigans*, shuffle*, step, stratagem, stunt, subterfuge, trick; concepts 6,660 maneuver [n2] military practice, operation battle, deployment, drill, evolution, exercise, measure, movement, parade, plan, procedure, proceeding, stratagem, tactics, war games; concept 320 maneuver [v1] plan, scheme angle, beguile, cheat, come up with, con*, conspire, contrive, cook, design, devise, doctor, engineer, exploit, fence, finagle, finesse, go around, intrigue, jockey, leave holding the bag*, machinate, manage, manipulate, move, navigate, operate, play, play games*, plot, proceed, pull strings*, push around, put one over*, rig, scam, sham, shift, trick, upstage, wangle, work; concepts 36,59 —Ant. neglect maneuver [v2] direct physically deploy, dispense, drive, exercise, guide, handle, manipulate, move, navigate, negotiate, pilot, ply, steer, swing, wield; concepts 187,225 —Ant. leave alone

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  • Maneuver — Maneuver, manoeuvre (also spelled manœuvre or manoeuver from the French) may be a synonym for strategy or tactic. It is the manipulation of a situation in order to gain some advantage. Military or naval movement Military exercise Maneuver warfare …   Wikipedia

  • maneuver — the US spelling of manoeuvre * * * maneuver UK US /məˈnuːvər/ noun, verb [I or T] US for ► MANOEUVRE(Cf. ↑manoeuvre) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Maneuvered}or {Man[oe]uvred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maneuvering}, or {Man[oe]uvring}.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See {Maneuver}, n.] 1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — [mə no͞o′vər, mənyo͞o′vər] n. [Fr manœuvre, orig., hand labor < VL manuopera < L manu operare, to work by hand < manus, a hand (see MANUAL) + opera, pl. of opus, a work: see OPUS] 1. a planned and controlled tactical or strategic… …   English World dictionary

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See {Manual}, {Operate}, and cf. {Mainor}, {Manure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Management;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — I (tactic) noun approach, course of conduct, decursio, decursus, device, line of action, management, manipulation, mode of procedure, move, operation, plan of attack, planned campaign, procedure, scheme, stratagem, strategy, stroke, undertaking… …   Law dictionary

  • maneuver — n stratagem, *trick, ruse, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint Analogous words: *device, contrivance: expedient, resort, *resource, shift, makeshift: intrigue, machination, *plot …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • maneuver — is an AmE variant of manoeuvre …   Modern English usage

  • maneuver — (Brit. manoeuvre) ► NOUN 1) a physical movement or series of moves requiring skill and care. 2) a carefully planned scheme or action. 3) (maneuvers) a large scale military exercise. ► VERB (maneuvered, maneuvering) …   English terms dictionary

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