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manoeuvre

[muh-noo-ver] /məˈnu vər/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), manoeuvred, manoeuvring.
1.
Chiefly British, maneuver.
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  • Political infighting and manoeuvring between rival factions will continue all year.
  • But with a contest for the party's crown likely next summer, more manoeuvring by potential candidates was expected.
  • Church was not skilled enough to check this sort of manoeuvring.
British Dictionary definitions for manoeuvring

manoeuvre

/məˈnuːvə/
noun
1.
a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action: political manoeuvres
2.
a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
3.
  1. a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
  2. (pl) 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
verb
6.
(transitive) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
7.
(intransitive) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end: to manoeuvre for the leadership
8.
(intransitive) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
9.
to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
Derived Forms
manoeuvrable, (US) maneuverable, adjective
manoeuvrability, (US) maneuverability, noun
manoeuvrer, (US) maneuverer, noun
manoeuvring, (US) maneuvering, noun
Word Origin
C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand
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Word Origin and History for manoeuvring

manoeuvre

also manoeuver, alternative spelling of maneuver. Also see oe; -re. Related: manoeuvres; manoeuvred; manoeuvring.

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