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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 manoeuvre 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 manoeuvre the controls over the pilot's body.”
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To manipulate people, things, or a situation to achieve an end
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“As usual, he was arrogantly confident of his ability to manoeuvre the situation to his advantage.”
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To plot and scheme in order to gain some advantage
“A party that is willing to sacrifice any or all of its policy preferences will have more room to manoeuvre 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 manoeuvre 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 manoeuvre 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 manipulate or influence an event
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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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Sly or cunning intelligence
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“The move was obviously a manoeuvre intended to appease and, perhaps, deceive disaffected members who clamoured for fresh leadership of the party.”
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The mechanics of a movement
“Anyone who examines the route taken by Hanjour will see that it required a complex manoeuvre by an experienced pilot.”
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The plans and methods used to achieve a particular short-term aim
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The art of disposing armed forces in order of battle and of organizing operations, especially during contact with an enemy
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A series of military operations intended to achieve a goal
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The secret planning of something illicit or detrimental
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Things done as an action or movement
“The interrogation was part of a carefully planned manoeuvre, a facesaving device that prepared the way for our release.”
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Plural for an act or feat that is considered a success or achievement
“Cautious support for the League of Nations, though inadequate to restrain Mussolini, proved a triumphant manoeuvre in domestic politics.”
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Plural for a large-scale military exercise of troops, warships, and other forces
“Their success enabled the Allies to anticipate German military manoeuvres, saving thousands of lives and turning the tide of the war in the North Atlantic.”
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Plural for an attack made by troops coming out from a position of defence
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Plural for a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
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