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Manoeuver   Listen

Act in order to achieve a certain goal.  Synonyms: maneuver, manoeuvre.  "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.  Synonyms: channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuvre, point, steer.
Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.  Synonyms: maneuver, manoeuvre, operate.

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"Manoeuver" Quotes from Famous Books

... place, the engagement was in no sense a battle, but merely a raid. The number of troops engaged was, perhaps, one- fifth of the generous total ascribed by the historians, and as a military manoeuver it served no purpose whatsoever. That the Cubans delivered a spirited attack there is no denying. As a matter of fact, the engagement was characterized by an abandon, by a lack of caution, truly sensational, the reason being that the Insurrectos were half starved ...
— Rainbow's End • Rex Beach

... Worthington, Duchess of Grand Rapids, and known of the town's nobility as the Pretender, began with the hospital contest. The Pretender planted her siege-guns before the walls of the temple of the priestess, and prepared for business. The first manoeuver made by the beleaguered one was to give a luncheon in the mosque, at which, though it was midwinter, fresh tomatoes and fresh strawberries were served, and a real authoress from Boston talked upon John Fiske's ...
— Americans All - Stories of American Life of To-Day • Various

... come prepared to spend the night, but his throat tickled and he had a distressing habit of snoring, therefore he deemed it the part of caution to depart before he dropped off into the land of dreams. He effected the manoeuver noiselessly. ...
— Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories • Rex Beach

Words linked to "Manoeuver" :   direct, pilot, starboard, channelize, canalise, crab, navigate, command, act, channel, move, sheer, control, corner, stand out, park, go, manoeuvre, tree, jockey, dock, helm, pull over, canalize, conn

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