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verb [intransitive/transitive] maneuver pronunciation in American English /məˈnuvər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymaneuver
he/she/itmaneuvers
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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