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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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