manoeuvre - definition and synonyms

 
verb [intransitive/transitive] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/məˈnuːvə(r)/
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.