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manoeuvre or maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
 
n
1.  a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action: political manoeuvres
2.  a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
3.  a.  a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
 b.  (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
4.  a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
5.  any change from the straight steady course of a ship
 
vb
6.  (tr) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
7.  (intr) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end: to manoeuvre for the leadership
8.  (intr) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
9.  to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
maneuver or maneuver
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
ma'noeuvrable or maneuver
 
adj
 
ma'neuverable or maneuver
 
adj
 
manoeuvra'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
maneuvera'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvrer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuverer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvring or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuvering or maneuver
 
n

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manoeuvre
also manoeuver, alt. spelling of maneuver. Also see oe; -re. Related: manoeuvres; manoeuvring.
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Example sentences
The details of how he intends to manage it are still unclear, but he is gaining
  even more room for manoeuvre.
Neat, and better than putting the spoke key on the main body which would be
  harder to manoeuvre around the spokes themselves.
He is a wily politician, but his room for manoeuvre is limited.
But with a soaring budget deficit, the government's room for manoeuvre will be
  limited.
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