Manoeuvring
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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  • manoeuvring — UK [məˈnuːv(ə)rɪŋ] US [mɑˈnʊv(ə)rɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] [singular manoeuvring plural manoeuvrings] clever or dishonest behaviour that allows you to get something that you want Thesaurus: cheating, dishonest and insincere behaviour …   Useful english dictionary

  • manoeuvring — manoeuvre ma‧noeu‧vre [məˈnuːvə ǁ ər] 1 , maneuver verb [intransitive, transitive] to use clever and often dishonest methods to make something happen or to make someone do what you want: manoeuvre to do something • They had not maneuvered to… …   Financial and business terms

  • manoeuvring — UK [məˈnuːv(ə)rɪŋ] / US [məˈnuvərɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms manoeuvring : singular manoeuvring plural manoeuvrings clever or dishonest behaviour that allows you to get something that you want …   English dictionary

  • manoeuvring — ma|noeu|vring BrE maneuvering AmE [məˈnu:vərıŋ] n [U and C] the use of clever and sometimes dishonest methods to get what you want ▪ diplomatic manoeuvrings ▪ months of political manoeuvring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • manoeuvring — noun A manoeuvre …   Wiktionary

  • manoeuvring — ma|noeu|vring [ mə nuv(ə)rıŋ ] the British spelling of maneuvering …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • manoeuvring — BrE, maneuvering AmE noun (C) the use of clever and sometimes dishonest methods to get what you want: diplomatic manoeuvrings …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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