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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

... have to patrol the Atlantic from Key West to Bar Harbor. Palpably this was to go the longest way around to do a task that had to be done in any event, as well as to demoralize our forces at the opening of the war with a manoeuver in which our Navy has never been expert—that of avoiding a contest and sailing away from the enemy! The alternative was properly taken. Dewey went to Manila and sank the Spanish fleet. We thus broke down Spanish means for controlling the Philippines, and were left with the Spanish responsibility ...
— Problems of Expansion - As Considered In Papers and Addresses • Whitelaw Reid

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

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