The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Maneuveredor Manoeuvred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Maneuvering, or Manoeuvring.] [Cf. F. manoeuvrer. See
1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval
tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of
getting an advantage in attack or defense.
2. Hence: To make changes in one's approach to solving a
problem, so as to achieve maximum advantage in a changing
situation; -- used especially in competitive situations,
as in politics, diplomacy, or sports.
3. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
[1913 Webster] Maneuver
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "maneuvering":
artifice, behind-the-scenes influence, cabal, collusion,
complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, conspiracy,
contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin, deep-laid plot,
devices, engineering, expedients, finagling, finesse, frame-up,
game, influence, intrigue, little game, machination, maneuvers,
manipulation, plot, plotting, political influence, rigging, scheme,
schemery, scheming, stratagem, tactical maneuvers, tactics, trick,
underplot, web of intrigue, wire-pulling