Definitions of manoeuvre
  1. noun
    a military training exercise
    synonyms: maneuver, simulated military operation
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    military operation, operation
    activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
  2. noun
    a plan for attaining a particular goal
    synonyms: maneuver, tactic, tactics
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    type of:
    plan of action
    a plan for actively doing something
  3. noun
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
    synonyms: 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
  4. noun
    a move made to gain a tactical end
    synonyms: 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
  5. noun
    an action aimed at evading an opponent
    synonyms: 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
  6. verb
    act in order to achieve a certain goal
    synonyms: maneuver, manoeuver
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  7. verb
    perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    synonyms: maneuver, manoeuver, operate
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    compete (for an advantage or a position)
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    go, move
    have a turn; make one's move in a game
  8. verb
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    synonyms: 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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