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manoeuvre

2 verb
     
manoeuvre2 British English ; maneuver American English
1 [intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition] to move or turn skilfully or to move or turn something skilfully, especially something large and heavy:
She managed to manoeuvre expertly into the parking space.
manoeuvre yourself into/out of something
Josh manoeuvred himself out of bed and hobbled to the door.
We manoeuvred the TV in front of the sofa.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to use cleverly planned and often dishonest methods to get the result that you want
manoeuvre somebody into/out of something
It was a well-organized plan to maneuver company president John Woolford out of office.
Businesses manoeuvred to have their industry organized to their own advantage.

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