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From Middle French manoeuvre (manipulation, maneuver) (noun) and manœuvrer (verb), from Old French maneuvre, from Vulgar Latin *manuoperari, from Latin manu (by hand) + operari (to work (deponent))

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Singular
Maneuver

Plural
Maneuvers

Maneuver (plural Maneuvers)
  1. (US) A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
    Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver.
  2. (US, often, plural) A large training field exercise of military troops.
    The American army was on maneuvers.
    Joint NATO maneuvers are as much an exercise in diplomacy as in tactics and logistics.

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Infinitive
to Maneuver

Third person singular
Maneuvers

Simple past
Maneuvered

Past participle
Maneuvered

Present participle
Maneuvering

to Maneuver (third-person singular simple present Maneuvers, present participle Maneuvering, simple past and past participle Maneuvered)
  1. (US) (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
  2. (figuratively) (transitive) To guide, steer, manage purposefully
  3. (figuratively) (intransitive) To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme
    The patriarch maneuvered till his offspring occupied countless key posts

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