A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (tactical movement)
a. maneuver
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El escuadrón está practicando maniobras defensivas.The squadron is practicing defensive maneuvers.
b. manoeuvre (United Kingdom)
El Spitfire realizó una maniobra ofensiva y atacó los bombarderos.The Spitfire executed an offensive manoeuvre and attacked the bombers.
2. (tactic)
a. move
Haber comprado el terreno diez años atrás resultó ser una maniobra astuta.Buying the land ten years ago was an astute move.
b. ploy
Necesitamos idear una maniobra táctica mejor para vencer a nuestros oponentes.We need to devise a better tactical ploy to beat our opponents.
c. maneuver
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Formar una alianza con los socialistas fue una maniobra inteligente.Forming an alliance with the socialists was a smart maneuver.
d. manoeuvre (United Kingdom)
Una sabia maniobra sería vender las acciones el próximo mes.Selling the stocks the next month would be a sound manoeuvre.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (military)
a. maneuvers
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El batallón desplegado en Corea del Sur está de maniobras.The battalion deployed in South Korea is on maneuvers.
b. manoeuvres (United Kingdom)
Las tropas practicarán maniobras complicadas y tiro.The troops will practice complicated manoeuvres and shooting.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (operación)
a. maneuver
hacer maniobrasto maneuver
2. (military)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
3. (treta)
a. trick
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1 (giro) (Automóviles) manoeuvre; maneuver; (EEUU) (Ferro) shunting; switching; (EEUU)
hacer maniobras (Automóviles) to manoeuvre; maneuver; (EEUU) (Ferro) to shunt; switch; (EEUU)
2 (Náutica) (operación) manoeuvre; maneuver; (EEUU) (aparejo) gear; rigging
3 maniobras (Mil) manoeuvres; maneuvers; (EEUU)
estar de maniobras to be on manoeuvres
4 (estratagema) manoeuvre; maneuver; (EEUU) move
una maniobra política a political manoeuvre; fue una hábil maniobra para expulsar al jefe it was a clever manoeuvre o move to get rid of the boss
maniobra dilatoria delaying tactic
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