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noun as in military practice, operation

verb as in direct physically

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The Falcon 9 also does not execute a belly-flop maneuver like the Starships do.

For lower speeds, and to maximize lift, the wings are moved forward, and for faster speeds and more tactical maneuvers, they’d be angled backwards.

After its engines shut down, the stainless-steel spacecraft, performed a “belly flop” maneuver, falling horizontally through the atmosphere.

His response reflected a fundamental misunderstanding of the banned maneuver.

After just a few seconds, the spacecraft would execute the go part of the touch-and-go maneuver, backing away with its sample secured.

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Once discovered, this maneuver did not endear the councilors to their constituents.

I try to stay sober enough to maneuver back to West Hollywood.

In battle, it means the ability to shift from suicide bombers to tank columns and maneuver warfare in the span of a day.

The soldiers there made no efforts to maneuver and confront ISIS.

The aim of this exercise, one has to believe, is to maneuver Moscow into the circle of good global citizenship.

Only by a nimble maneuver did I escape being tripped; but it was heartening to know Patricia could respond to my needs.

I did not try to interfere with his maneuver, but settled myself solidly to hold him from escaping.

They were within easy arrow range, and the Sioux instantly realized the significance of the maneuver.

He realized that the maneuver would cause delay and confusion, and might betray them to the Pawnees.

At least, his job was done; now to execute that classic infantry maneuver described as, "Let's get the hell outa here."


On this page you'll find 213 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maneuver, such as: action, gimmick, manipulation, measure, movement, and plot.

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