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  • noun Alternative spelling of manoeuvre.
  • verb Alternative spelling of manoeuvre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal


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  • The "oe" ligature in the word manoeuver is represented as [oe].

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  • The manoeuver was a brilliant one, for while Mr. Stubbins was unsteadily separating himself from the debris into which he had been cast, Lovey Mary slammed the door and locked it.

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  • Organising is described by Alinsky as disruptive to existing power relations; in fact in his classic A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals he boldly asserts that the "job of the organiser is to manoeuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a 'dangerous enemy'".

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  • Because the Nizaris were less numerous than the other sects the fedayeen organised in small groups and had to use irregular methods (targeted killings, stealth manoeuver) to maintain their physical and social integrity against their enemies.

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  • In the aisle, me and another mom went to manoeuver our strollers around each other, and I realized that I knew her.

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  • In the aisle, me and another mom went to manoeuver our strollers around each other, and I realized that I knew her.

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  • Someone on this forum may be able to refer us to an online document of some sort that explains all this, in Spanish, a copy of which we can keep in the glove compartment as we travel about Mexico, and whip it out and instruct the Mexican official in the details of this matter, but I don't think I want to pull that manoeuver on a Mexican policeman either.

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  • I daresay the Bush Justice Department will enthusiastically get behind any political manoeuver that benefits Sen. Clinton.

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  • So calling for such a tactic is simply a partisan manoeuver here.

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  • My sur-le-champ* manoeuver that whisked our car to the front of the pack had me feeling uncharacteristically smug.

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