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maneuver meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of maneuver at MeaningMonkey.org. maneuver meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of maneuver (noun)

  1. a military training exercise
  2. a plan for attaining a particular goal
  3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
    • "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
    • synonyms: manoeuvre, play
  4. a move made to gain a tactical end
  5. an action aimed at evading an opponent


Definition of maneuver (verb)

  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  2. act in order to achieve a certain goal
    • "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
    • synonyms: manoeuver, manoeuvre
  3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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