Definitions of manoeuvre

n a military training exercise

maneuver, simulated military operation
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military operation, operation
activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

n a plan for attaining a particular goal

maneuver, tactic, tactics
Type of:
plan of action
a plan for actively doing something

n a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

maneuver, play
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the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
completion, pass completion
(American football) a successful forward pass in football
ball hawking
a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
icing, icing the puck
(ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
the performance of a juggler
getting in someone's way
baseball play
(baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
the manner of using the feet
shot, stroke
(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
blitz, linebacker blitzing, safety blitz
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
mousetrap, trap play
(American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
cannon, carom
a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
masse, masse shot
a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
figure eight
a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
spread eagle
a skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
block, blocking
the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
double play
the act of getting two players out on one play
triple play
the act of getting three players out on one play
a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out
squeeze play
a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch
cut, undercut
(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
a sweeping stroke or blow
tennis shot, tennis stroke
the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
baseball swing, cut, swing
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
golf shot, golf stroke, swing
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
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motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n a move made to gain a tactical end

maneuver, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
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the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
device, gimmick, twist
any clever maneuver
any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
skillful maneuvering or dealing
gambit, ploy, stratagem
a maneuver in a game or conversation
artifice, ruse
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
measure, step
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
fast one, trick
a cunning or deceitful action or device
fake, juke
(football) a deceptive move made by a football player
an action taken to offset another action
porcupine provision, shark repellent
a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
guard, precaution, safeguard
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
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the act of deciding to do something

n an action aimed at evading an opponent

evasive action, maneuver
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(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver
a maneuver executed by an aircraft
(American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
loop, loop-the-loop
a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
sideslip, slip
a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
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the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

v act in order to achieve a certain goal

maneuver, manoeuver
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

maneuver, manoeuver, operate
compete (for an advantage or a position)
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go, move
have a turn; make one's move in a game

v direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, point, steer
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maneuver into a dock
cause to sheer
pull over
steer a vehicle to the side of the road
be at or take the helm of
direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
direct carefully and safely
stand out
steer away from shore, of ships
turn to the right, of helms or rudders
conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
navigate, pilot
act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
canalise, canalize, channel
direct the flow of
corner, tree
force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
dry-dock, drydock
maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
guide in interplanetary travel
park at an angle
park directly behind another vehicle
park a vehicle alongside another
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command, control
exercise authoritative control or power over

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