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English verb: manoeuver

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

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

Synonymsmaneuver, manoeuvre

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

Broader (hypernym)act, move

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

Synonymschannelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, 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

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

Synonymsmaneuver, manoeuvre, operate

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

Broader (hypernym)go, move

Narrower (hyponym)jockey

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