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verb [intransitive/transitive]     maneuver pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlemaneuvering
past tensemaneuvered
past participlemaneuvered
  1. 1
    maneuver through/into/out of etc. to use skill to move something or someone, usually when it is difficult to do so

    While he was talking, Rick maneuvered his brother out of the kitchen.

    Corey managed to maneuver carefully through the traffic jam.

  2. 2
    to get something you want, often in a way that is not honest
    maneuver someone/yourself into something:

    Jack quickly maneuvered himself into a managerial position.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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