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noun [countable] manoeuvre pronunciation in British English /məˈnuːvə(r)/
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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.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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