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maneuver

ma·neu·ver

maneuver

 
 
pronunciation:
m nu vr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a planned movement of soldiers, ships, or tanks.
The general ordered that the maneuver take place at dawn.
similar words:
campaign, move, operation, strategy, tactic
definition 2: a movement or change in direction that requires skill.
The boxer's maneuvers took our breath away.
similar words:
dodge, fake, feint, move, stroke, trick
definition 3: a clever or sly plan.
She won the chess match with a brilliant maneuver.
synonyms:
strategy, tactic
similar words:
device, dodge, move, scheme, tactics, trick
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: maneuvered, maneuvering, maneuvers
definition 1: to move to a desired position or goal using strategy or skill.
The captain maneuvered the ship into the harbor.
synonyms:
contrive
similar words:
handle, manage, navigate, scheme
definition 2: to change position or location to gain an advantage.
The other people in line were angry when we maneuvered in front of them.
similar words:
move
derivations: maneuverable (adj.), maneuverability (n.), maneuverer (n.)
Word History
Maneuver is from two Latin words that mean "hand" and "to do work."
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