1 move, stratagem, tactic, trick, gambit, ploy, subterfuge, ruse, dodge, artifice, device, wile, démarche; strategy, plan, plot, scheme, intrigue, machination:
That manoeuvre will never work on a clever woman.
2 exercise, operation, drill, war-game, operation, kriegspiel, training:
We were out on manoeuvres for a week.
3 manipulate, contrive, plot, scheme, machinate, intrigue, trick, devise, engineer, finesse, manage, Colloq finagle, wangle:
His manoeuvred his way out of going on that mission.
4 manipulate, operate, run, drive, guide, navigate, jockey:
She manoeuvred the car into a surprisingly tiny space.