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  Definition of Maneuver
  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent
  2. a move made to gain a tactical end
  3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
  4. a military training exercise
  5. a plan for attaining a particular goal
  6. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  8. act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
Similar Words: manoeuvre, evasive action, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, play, simulated military operation, tactic, manoeuver, operate, steer, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise

 

Hyponyms: clinch, flight maneuver, airplane maneuver, straight-arm, parking, device, gimmick, twist, feint, footwork, ploy, gambit, stratagem, ruse, artifice, measure, step, takeaway, figure, completion, pass completion, ball hawking, assist, icing, icing the puck, jugglery, obstruction, stroke, shot, safety blitz, linebacker blitzing, blitz, mousetrap, trap play, jockey, dock, sheer, pull over, crab, navigate, stand out, starboard, conn, pilot, channel, canalize, canalise, corner, park

 

Part Meronyms: athletic game, military training

 

Derivational Morphology: play, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, operate, operation, military operation, simulated military operation, channelization, channelisation, canalization, canalisation, usher, forefront, headway, bearing, heading, aim, maneuverer, manoeuvrer, helmsman, steersman, steerer, steering, steerage, guidance, tactic

 

 
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