maneuver


maneuver
01. The kayaker [maneuvered] his boat alongside the dock, and got out.
02. The pilot had to make a quick and difficult [maneuver] to avoid the flock of geese.
03. The politician used a brilliant [maneuver] to regain his status in the party.
04. He was able to [maneuver] himself into a friendly relationship with the wealthy family by pretending to be an old friend of their deceased son.
05. His [maneuvering] in the party has gained him many political allies, but few real friends.
06. The military is out on [maneuvers] in the Pacific.
07. The player used an interesting [maneuver] to trick his opponent.
08. The runners were all trying to [maneuver] themselves into a good position at the start of the race.
09. The spaceship that landed on the moon was built to minimize weight and maximize [maneuverability].
10. Figure skater Elvis Stojko has always been known for his ability to perform some of the most difficult [maneuvers] in the sport.
11. Through lying, manipulation and general politicking, he has been able to [maneuver] himself into a position as a potential leader of the party.
12. Viking ships were extremely well-designed, and could [maneuver] in almost any kind of water.
13. Leon Trotsky once stated that one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a [maneuver], a blow with an agreement.
14. In August of 1588, 130 massive ships of the Spanish Armada were defeated by the English sailors with their smaller, easily [maneuvered] ships.
15. Using virtual reality, a consumer can [maneuver], and view products along rows in a warehouse.
16. Trying to [maneuver] through London's busy streets can be a nightmare for the average tourist.

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  • Maneuver — Maneuver, manoeuvre (also spelled manœuvre or manoeuver from the French) may be a synonym for strategy or tactic. It is the manipulation of a situation in order to gain some advantage. Military or naval movement Military exercise Maneuver warfare …   Wikipedia

  • maneuver — [n1] move, tactic action, angle, artifice, contrivance, curveball, demarche, device, dodge, fancy footwork*, feint, finesse, gambit, game, gimmick, intrigue, jig*, machination, manipulation, measure, movement, plan, play, plot, ploy, procedure,… …   New thesaurus

  • maneuver — the US spelling of manoeuvre * * * maneuver UK US /məˈnuːvər/ noun, verb [I or T] US for ► MANOEUVRE(Cf. ↑manoeuvre) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — [mə no͞o′vər, mənyo͞o′vər] n. [Fr manœuvre, orig., hand labor < VL manuopera < L manu operare, to work by hand < manus, a hand (see MANUAL) + opera, pl. of opus, a work: see OPUS] 1. a planned and controlled tactical or strategic… …   English World dictionary

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See {Manual}, {Operate}, and cf. {Mainor}, {Manure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Management;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — I (tactic) noun approach, course of conduct, decursio, decursus, device, line of action, management, manipulation, mode of procedure, move, operation, plan of attack, planned campaign, procedure, scheme, stratagem, strategy, stroke, undertaking… …   Law dictionary

  • maneuver — n stratagem, *trick, ruse, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint Analogous words: *device, contrivance: expedient, resort, *resource, shift, makeshift: intrigue, machination, *plot …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • maneuver — is an AmE variant of manoeuvre …   Modern English usage

  • maneuver — (Brit. manoeuvre) ► NOUN 1) a physical movement or series of moves requiring skill and care. 2) a carefully planned scheme or action. 3) (maneuvers) a large scale military exercise. ► VERB (maneuvered, maneuvering) …   English terms dictionary