manoeuvre - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/məˈnuːvə(r)/
singularmanoeuvre
pluralmanoeuvres
  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.