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n. (context nonstandard English) (alternative spelling of maneuver English) vb. (context nonstandard English) (alternative spelling of maneuver English)

  1. v. act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship" [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre]

  2. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise]

  3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]

Usage examples of "manoeuver".

I lubricated the great ball and pulled the eyelids apart while Siegfried gently manoeuvered it back into the orbital cavity.

He glanced this way and that, manoeuvered carefully to keep his back to the wall, and the droop of his shoulders and dark shadows under his eyes testified to a soul-numbing weariness.

A skillful manoeuver of the aggressors, the use of a distant road, a chance bend in the German line had enabled the French to collect their cannon in a new position, attacking the occupants of the castle with a flank movement.

He had stepped out of the ranks, and was performing strange manoeuvers about a knothole that looked into the courting-box.

Fitzjohn, watching her manoeuvers with the snuff-box in a good deal of astonishment, said: “Oh no, just a trifling question of a horse he had a mind to purchase.

Marguerite watched him for a little while longer: he was evidently endeavouring to make her think that he had become oblivious of her presence, and his transparent little manoeuvers amused and puzzled her not a little.

In fact, she manoeuvered the car so easy and so fast, she made me a little bit nervous, telling me to shut up more than once.