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Pronunciation of Manoeuvre: Learn how to pronounce Manoeuvre in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word manoeuvre:

1a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care:
snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes
a carefully planned or cunning scheme or action:
shady financial manoeuvres
[mass noun] the fact or process of taking carefully planned or cunning action:
the economic policy provided no room for manoeuvre
2 (manoeuvres) a large-scale military exercise of troops, warships, and other forces:
the Russian vessel was on manoeuvres
verb (manoeuvres, manoeuvring, manoeuvred)
1move skilfully or carefully:
[no object]:
the lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street
[with object and adverbial of direction]:
she tried to manoeuvre her trolley round people
2 [with object and adverbial] carefully guide or manipulate (someone or something) in order to achieve an end:
they were manoeuvring him into betraying his friend
[no object] manipulate a situation to achieve an end:
[with infinitive]:
Rann was manoeuvring to elope with the girl


mid 18th century (as a noun in the sense ‘tactical movement’): from French manÅ“uvre (noun), manÅ“uvrer (verb), from medieval Latin manuoperare from Latin manus ‘hand’ + operari ‘to work’