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Dictionary definition for: Maneuver

1. (n) a military training exercise

2. (v) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

3. (n) a plan for attaining a particular goal

4. (v) act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship" "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

5. (n) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

6. (v) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

7. (n) a move made to gain a tactical end

8. (n) an action aimed at evading an opponent

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