manœuvre

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

manœuvre (plural manœuvres)

  1. (UK) Alternative form of maneuver.
    • 1850, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
      [] but then it came of itself: it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manœuvres; and one had but to accept it — to answer what he asked []

Verb[edit]

manœuvre (third-person singular simple present manœuvres, present participle manœuvring, simple past and past participle manœuvred)

  1. (UK) Alternative form of maneuver.
    • 1954, Gilbert Ryle, Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, dilemma vii: Perception, page 103 (The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press)
      We can ask how long it was before the team scored its first goal; or how long the centre-forward spent in manœuvring the ball towards the goal; and even how long the ball was in flight between his kicking it and its going between the goal-posts. But we cannot ask how many seconds were occupied in the scoring of the goal.
    • 2003, David Miller, Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, page 7 (Oxford University Press)
      [] and the belief that states had increasingly little room for manœuvre if they wanted their people to benefit from it.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Vulgar Latin manuopera, from ablative of Latin manus (hand) + opus (work).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manœuvre f (plural manœuvres)

  1. move, movement
  2. operation, manoeuvre
  3. (military, in the plural) manoeuvres

Noun[edit]

manœuvre m (plural manœuvres)

  1. labourer

Verb[edit]

manœuvre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of manœuvrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of manœuvrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of manœuvrer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of manœuvrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of manœuvrer

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