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verb [intransitive/transitive] manoeuvre pronunciation in British English /məˈnuːvə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymanoeuvre
he/she/itmanoeuvres
present participlemanoeuvring
past tensemanoeuvred
past participlemanoeuvred
  1. 1
    to move someone or something in a situation that needs care or skill
    manoeuvre something into/through etc something:

    Katherine’s good at manoeuvring her car through heavy traffic.

  2. 2
    to get something that you want by using a clever or dishonest plan
    manoeuvre someone into something:

    Jack quickly manoeuvred himself into a managerial position.

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