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ma·neu·ver

maneuver

 
 
pronunciation:
m nu vr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a planned movement of soldiers, ships, or tanks.
The general ordered that the maneuver take place at dawn.
similar words:
campaign, move, operation, strategy, tactic
definition 2: a movement or change in direction that requires skill.
The boxer's maneuvers took our breath away.
similar words:
dodge, fake, feint, move, stroke, trick
definition 3: a clever or sly plan.
She won the chess match with a brilliant maneuver.
synonyms:
strategy, tactic
similar words:
device, dodge, move, scheme, tactics, trick
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: maneuvers, maneuvering, maneuvered
definition 1: to move to a desired position or goal using strategy or skill.
The captain maneuvered the ship into the harbor.
synonyms:
contrive
similar words:
handle, manage, navigate, scheme
definition 2: to change position or location to gain an advantage.
The other people in line were angry when we maneuvered in front of them.
similar words:
move
derivations: maneuverable (adj.), maneuverability (n.), maneuverer (n.)
Word History
Maneuver is from two Latin words that mean "hand" and "to do work."
Word Parts  About this feature
The word maneuver contains the following part:
man, mani, manu, main Latin root that means hand