maneuver

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /məˈnuːvɚ/
  • SAMPA: /m@"nu:v@`/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧neu‧ver

Noun[change]

Singular
maneuver

Plural
maneuvers

  1. A maneuver is a type of movement that is usually hard to do.
    What a maneuver that back-flip was, did you practice?
  2. (often in the plural) A large training field-exercise of military troops.
    The army was on maneuvers.

Verb[change]

Plain form
maneuver

Third-person singular
maneuvers

Past tense
maneuvered

Past participle
maneuvered

Present participle
maneuvering

  1. (US) (transitive) If something is maneuvered, it is moved somewhere else, generally with difficulty.
  2. (transitive) If someone maneuvers a person, they guide, steer or manage them purposefully.
  3. (intransitive) If something is maneuvered, it is manipulated or plotted.