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English noun: maneuver

1. maneuver (act) a military training exercise

Synonymsmanoeuvre, simulated military operation

Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation

Part meronymmilitary training

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

2. maneuver (cognition) a plan for attaining a particular goal

Synonymsmanoeuvre, tactic, tactics

Broader (hypernym)plan of action

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

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

Synonymsmanoeuvre, 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. maneuver (act) a move made to gain a tactical end

Synonymsmanoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

Broader (hypernym)move

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

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

Synonymsevasive action, manoeuvre

Broader (hypernym)evasion

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

English verb: maneuver

1. maneuver (motion) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Synonymschannelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, 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

2. maneuver (social) act in order to achieve a certain goal

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

Synonymsmanoeuver, manoeuvre

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

Broader (hypernym)act, move

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

Synonymsmanoeuver, manoeuvre, operate

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

Broader (hypernym)go, move

Narrower (hyponym)jockey

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