Maneuvering
Maneuver Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Maneuvered}or {Man[oe]uvred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maneuvering}, or {Man[oe]uvring}.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See {Maneuver}, n.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [PJC]

3. To manage with address or art; to scheme. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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