Here is a sentence from a space action game:

The firing is automatic, so that you can focus on manoeuvring the soldier between risky cover positions, dodging incoming grenades and avoiding sniper beams.

Does the word manoeuvring simply mean moving here?

I know the lexical meanings of the word "maneuver", but am not sure which of them fits here.

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This verb is a synonym of "to move" but with a little connotation (to move in a careful way).

See the entry from Oxford Dictionary:

"Move skillfully or carefully.

no object 

‘the truck was unable to maneuver comfortably in the narrow street’"

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