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maneuver

Pronunciation: /məˈnuːvər; məˈnuːvə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) manoeuvre

Translation of maneuver in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (movement) maniobra (feminine) the drivers need room for maneuver los conductores necesitan espacio para maniobrar the negotiators now have more room for maneuver los negociadores ahora tienen más libertad de acción 1.2 (tactical move) maniobra (feminine), estratagema (feminine) 1.3
    (maneuvers plural)
    [Military/Militar] maniobras (feminine plural) to be/go on maneuvers estar*/salir* de maniobras

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (move, handle) they maneuvered the piano up the stairs subieron trabajosamente el piano por la escalera she maneuvered the car out of the garage sacó el coche del garaje maniobrando the crane was slowly maneuvered into position despacio colocaron la grúa en su lugar 1.2 (lead, trick)to maneuver sb into sth/-ing he has maneuvered them into an impossible negotiating position ha logrado ponerlos en una posición muy difícil para negociar she was maneuvered into taking the blame se las ingeniaron para conseguir que aceptara la responsabilidad

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [vehicle/driver] maniobrar, hacer* una maniobra I had no room to maneuver no tenía espacio para maniobrar 1.2 [army/troops] hacer* maniobras, maniobrar

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