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Noun
A movement or series of moves requiring skill, care or strategy
“Anyone who examines the route taken by Hanjour will see that it required a complex maneuver by an experienced pilot.”
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A cunning or carefully planned scheme or stratagem
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“The move was obviously a maneuver intended to appease and, perhaps, deceive disaffected members who clamored for fresh leadership of the party.”
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An organized activity, typically with a planned goal or outcome
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“The interrogation was part of a carefully planned maneuver, a facesaving device that prepared the way for our release.”
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An act or feat that is considered a success or achievement
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“Cautious support for the League of Nations, though inadequate to restrain Mussolini, proved a triumphant maneuver in domestic politics.”
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A large-scale military exercise of troops, warships, and other forces
“Their success enabled the Allies to anticipate German military maneuvers, saving thousands of lives and turning the tide of the war in the North Atlantic.”
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A series of military operations intended to achieve a goal
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A quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
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To steer or move towards a given position, especially a vehicle, craft or vessel
“After five hours of flying, you will have learned how to maneuver the plane through the sky.”
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To operate a machine or device, typically with skill or care
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“Even if I stood up, it was impossible for me to reach the front and try to maneuver the controls over the pilot's body.”
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To manipulate people, things, or a situation to achieve an end
“As usual, he was arrogantly confident of his ability to maneuver the situation to his advantage.”
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To plot and scheme in order to gain some advantage
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“A party that is willing to sacrifice any or all of its policy preferences will have more room to maneuver than a competitor who gets stuck on a principle.”
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To deal with effectively or skillfully
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“He is the master of political surprise, and when under siege, is able to maneuver the situation effortlessly.”
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To move slowly or stealthily in a given direction
“He wiped his red-rimmed eyes with the backs of his hands before beginning to slowly maneuver his way through the sand.”
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To persuade someone to do something
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To engineer a certain outcome, typically underhandedly
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To exploit or take advantage of
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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To show someone the way
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To succeed in acquiring or bringing about
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Attempt to get
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To move something heavy by force
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To deceive or cause to believe what is untrue
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To take action or do something
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To move through the water in a boat using oars or paddles
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To struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something
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To perform a series of actions on something
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