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Definition 1: a move made to gain a tactical end - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) the act of deciding to do something

"he didn't make a move to help" "his first move was to hire a lawyer"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily

(... is a kind of maneuver ) any clever maneuver

"he would stoop to any device to win a point" "it was a great sales gimmick" "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

(... is a kind of maneuver ) skillful maneuvering or dealing

"she needs some fancy footwork to cover all those lies"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) a maneuver in a game or conversation

(... is a kind of maneuver ) a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

(... is a kind of maneuver ) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

"the situation called for strong measures" "the police took steps to reduce crime"

Definition 2: an action aimed at evading an opponent - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

(... is a kind of maneuver ) a maneuver executed by an aircraft

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent

Definition 3: a military training exercise - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is part of maneuver) training soldiers in military procedures

(maneuver belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill - [noun denoting act]

Samples where maneuver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a great maneuver
  • the runner was out on a play by the shortstop

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) the manner of using the feet

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team

(... is a kind of maneuver ) getting in someone's way

(... is a kind of maneuver ) the performance of a juggler

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

(... is a kind of maneuver ) a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (American football) a successful forward pass in football

(... is a kind of maneuver ) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

"she made the best score on compulsory figures"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)

(... is a kind of maneuver ) (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated

(... is part of maneuver) a game involving athletic activity

Definition 5: a plan for attaining a particular goal - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) a plan for actively doing something

Definition 6: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) compete (for an advantage or a position)

Definition 7: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

(... is a kind of maneuver ) direct the flow of

"channel information towards a broad audience"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?" "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

(... is a kind of maneuver ) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(... is a kind of maneuver ) steer away from shore, of ships

(... is a kind of maneuver ) direct carefully and safely

"He navigated his way to the altar"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(... is a kind of maneuver ) be at or take the helm of

"helm the ship"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) steer a vehicle to the side of the road

"The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of maneuver ) maneuver into a dock

"dock the ships"

Samples where maneuver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
  • She maneuvered herself into the directorship

Synonyms for maneuver in the sense of this definition

(maneuver is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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