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noun [countable]     manoeuvre pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    an action or movement that you need care or skill to do

    Dexter tried every manoeuvre he could to overtake the truck.

    a complicated/difficult manoeuvre:

    Everyone had to concentrate for the complicated manoeuvre to work.

    1. a.
      a clever or dishonest action that you do to get something that you want

      Mercer won the election thanks to the manoeuvres of his son-in-law.

  2. 2
    a planned movement by a military group involving many soldiers, vehicles, ships, or planes in a particular place


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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