manoeuvre | manoeuvrability

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a movement or action involving skill

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manoeuvre - move

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A ‘manoeuvre’ is a procedure, method, motion, or activity that involves expert or tactically astute management or avoidance of difficulty. It can be used literally in relation to the movement of somebody or something, or figuratively in the context of employing clever stratagems to secure an advantage or to get out of a difficult situation.

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Synonyms operate,ruse
Antonyms stationary,immobile

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  1. The ambulance driver expertly manoeuvred the vehicle through traffic in order to get the patient to the hospital as quickly as possible.

  2. The country began conducting military manoeuvres on the border in preparation for an invasion of their neighbour.

  3. Our new company policy allows a greater degree of flexibility and manoeuvrability for our staff when it comes to making a sale.

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