Maneuver

Definition of Maneuver

Ma`neu´ver
n.1.
1.Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
2.Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Maneuvered or Manœuvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering ( ), or Manœuvring ( ).]
2.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.
3.To manage with address or art; to scheme.
v. t.1.To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

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