Crossword clues for manoeuvre
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. & v. See Maneuver. [Chiefly Brit.]
Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Maneuveredor Man[oe]uvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering, or Man[oe]uvring.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See Maneuver, n.]
To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of getting an advantage in attack or defense.
Hence: To make changes in one's approach to solving a problem, so as to achieve maximum advantage in a changing situation; -- used especially in competitive situations, as in politics, diplomacy, or sports.
To manage with address or art; to scheme.
Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.]
Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (alternative spelling of maneuver from=British spelling from2=Canadian spelling from3=Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand English) vb. (context transitive English) (alternative spelling of maneuver from=British spelling from2=Canadian spelling from3=Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand English)
Usage examples of "manoeuvre".
The conflict which followed was one of those bloody grapples, rather than battles, which, discarding all manoeuvring or brain-work in the commanders, depend for the result upon the brute strength of the forces engaged.
We now reach the third phase, where it seemed possible to make a safe and secure desert flank at and beyond Benghazi and concentrate the largest army of manoeuvre or strategic reserve possible in Egypt.
Marianne had quickly let down the full, almond green veil that draped her own hat, a manoeuvre which also enabled her to follow the Bretonne without running the risk of being recognized.
But she was not aware that the bushranger, whose quick eye caughtsight of the manoeuvre, rapidly but carefully picked them up, as he followed, with not less diligence than that with which she distributed them.
On June 8th the supreme command of the operations in Cape Colony was undertaken by General French, who from this time forward manoeuvred his numerous columns upon a connected plan with the main idea of pushing the enemy northwards.
Hartebeestefontein for his centre, he was manoeuvring his columns so as to swing them into line and then sweep back towards Klerksdorp.
The bra of sorts was a strapless corselette, heavily beaded in green and gold glass beads and designed to manoeuvre even the smallest of breasts into a cleavage.
Through the noise, he heard Corvus, speaking carefully in the measured, thoughtful tones he used before manoeuvres.
Questing had manoeuvred to get possession of Wai-ata-tapu, and, when he was about to take over, Septimus Falls had arrived, making certain that he would not be refused a room.
An old soldier snorts over manoeuvres like an old firehorse snorts over a dry-run fire.
In order to out manoeuvre the Foxer we, in our turn, developed a new improved acoustic torpedo which steered for the Foxer and ran beneath it.
Her outstretched hands gripped the seat back on either side in anticipation of the next manoeuvre.
He looked around, and saw Margit performing an elaborate Lissajous manoeuvre, smoothly orchestrating a dozen transitions at once.
No way will Maranta be able to follow us through those kind of manoeuvres.
In manoeuvring with my matches and Weena, I had turned myself about several times, and now I had not the faintest idea in what direction lay my path.