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English noun: manoeuvre

1. manoeuvre (cognition) a plan for attaining a particular goal


Synonymsmaneuver, tactic, tactics


Broader (hypernym)plan of action

2. manoeuvre (act) a military training exercise


Synonymsmaneuver, simulated military operation


Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation


Part meronymmilitary training


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. manoeuvre (act) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill


SamplesHe made a great maneuver.
The runner was out on a play by the shortstop.


Synonymsmaneuver, play


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)assist, ball hawking, baseball play, blitz, completion, figure, footwork, icing, icing the puck, jugglery, linebacker blitzing, mousetrap, obstruction, pass completion, safety blitz, shot, stroke, takeaway, trap play


Part meronymathletic game

4. manoeuvre (act) a move made to gain a tactical end


Synonymsmaneuver, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)artifice, device, feint, footwork, gambit, gimmick, measure, parking, ploy, ruse, step, stratagem, twist

5. manoeuvre (act) an action aimed at evading an opponent


Synonymsevasive action, maneuver


Broader (hypernym)evasion


Narrower (hyponym)airplane maneuver, clinch, flight maneuver, straight-arm


English verb: manoeuvre

1. manoeuvre (social) act in order to achieve a certain goal


SamplesHe maneuvered to get the chairmanship.
She maneuvered herself into the directorship.


Synonymsmaneuver, manoeuver


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. manoeuvre (motion) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling


Synonymschannelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, point, steer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)command, control


Narrower (hyponym)canalise, canalize, channel, conn, corner, crab, dock, helm, navigate, navigate, park, pilot, pull over, sheer, stand out, starboard, tree

3. manoeuvre (competition) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense


Synonymsmaneuver, manoeuver, operate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, move


Narrower (hyponym)jockey









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