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manoeuvre

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Etymology

From French manoeuvre (noun) and manoeuvrer (verb), from Old French manovrer, from vulgar Latin *manuoperare, from Latin manu "by hand" + operari "to work".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
manoeuvre

Plural
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  1. A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
  2. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A large movement of military troops.
    The British army was on manoeuvres.

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Verb

Infinitive
to manoeuvre

Third person singular
manoeuvres

Simple past
manoeuvred

Past participle
-

Present participle
manoeuvring

to manoeuvre (third-person singular simple present manoeuvres, present participle manoeuvring, simple past and past participle manoeuvred)
  1. (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.

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