One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I manoeuvred the car into a parking space’
steer, guide, drive, negotiate, navigate, pilot, direct, manipulate, move, work, jockey
2‘he had manoeuvred things to suit himself’
manipulate, contrive, manage, engineer, devise, plan, plot, fix, organize, arrange, set up, orchestrate, choreograph, stage-manage
3‘he began manoeuvring for the party leadership’
intrigue, plot, scheme, plan, lay plans, conspire, pull strings
North American pull wires
1‘a tricky parking manoeuvre’
operation, exercise, activity, move, movement, action
2‘a series of diplomatic manoeuvres’
stratagem, tactic, gambit, ploy, trick, dodge, ruse, plan, scheme, operation, device, plot, machination, artifice, subterfuge, intrigue, manipulation
3manoeuvres‘large-scale military manoeuvres’
training exercises, exercises, war games, operations
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