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An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
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  1. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  2. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  3. A visionary plan or project
A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design:
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  1. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design:
  2. The plan agreed on; plot
  3. An agreement or combination by two or more individuals to commit a crime or to commit a lawful act by unlawful means. Making the agreement is a crime, even if the unlawful act that is planned is never performed, but most states require overt action by one of the conspirators to further the conspiracy before the making of the agreement becomes criminal. A conspiracy to harm someone is also a tort. Also called partnership in crime. See also tortfeasor, concert of action rule, accessory, accomplice, aid and abet, attempt, connivance, conscious parallelism, and solicitation.
The intrigues of such a group; plot
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  1. The intrigues of such a group; plot
  2. A secret scheme or plot.
  3. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
The act of scheming or plotting.
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  1. The act of scheming or plotting.
  2. A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
  3. An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent
A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
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  1. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
(Medicine) A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.
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  1. (Medicine) A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.
  2. A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
  3. The act of complicating, or making involved
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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  1. A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
  2. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
A sly or artful trick
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  1. A sly or artful trick
  2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
A reasoned purpose; an intent:
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  1. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  2. A plan; scheme; project
  3. A particular plan or method:
The act of dodging:
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  1. The act of dodging:
  2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  3. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
  3. The act, way, or power of contriving
In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
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  1. In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
  2. A secret agreement for fraudulent or illegal purpose; conspiracy
  3. An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.
A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
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  1. A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
  2. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
  3. Any skillful change of movement or direction in driving or controlling a vehicle or craft
(US, gerund of maneuver) An act in which something or someone maneuvers
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  1. (US, gerund of maneuver) An act in which something or someone maneuvers
The act or practice of manipulating.
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  1. The act or practice of manipulating.
  2. A manipulating or being manipulated; skillful handling or operation, artful management or control, etc.
  3. Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
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  1. Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
  2. The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
A player's turn or right to deal
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  1. A player's turn or right to deal
  2. (Informal) Treatment received:
  3. A business transaction:
Any form of play or way of playing; amusement; recreation; sport; frolic; play
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  1. Any form of play or way of playing; amusement; recreation; sport; frolic; play
  2. (Mathematics) A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
  3. A particular style or manner of playing a game:
(Linguistics) Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.
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  1. (Linguistics) Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.
  2. In spoken French, the linking of words, under certain conditions, by pronouncing the final consonant, ordinarily silent, of one word as though it were the initial consonant of the following word (Ex.: the phrase chez elle is pronounced ā zel)
  3. An illicit love affair
  1. Courtship; flirtation.
  2. A love affair, especially an illicit one.
  3. A love affair, esp. of an illicit or secret nature
Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
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  1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
  2. An amorous relationship between two people not married to each other, esp. when at least one person is married to or involved with someone else
  3. A matter of personal concern:
(Music) A short piece inserted between the parts of a longer composition.
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  1. (Music) A short piece inserted between the parts of a longer composition.
  2. An intervening episode, feature, or period of time:
  3. A short play of a sort popular in the Tudor period, either farcical or moralistic in tone and with a plot typically derived from French farce or the morality play
A dependence, especially a strong one.
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  1. A dependence, especially a strong one.
  2. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.
  3. The seizure or freezing of property by court order while an action is pending so that its ownership can be determined, it can be secured to be sold to satisfy a judgment, or its sale or transfer can be prevented so that any future judgment arising from the action may later be secured or satisfied. See also garnishment and replevin.
The condition of being intimate.
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  1. The condition of being intimate.
  2. Feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality
  3. The state or fact of being intimate; intimate association; familiarity
An infatuating or being infatuated
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  1. An infatuating or being infatuated
  2. The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
  3. An unreasoning love or attraction.
The practice of flirting.
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  1. The practice of flirting.
  2. A usually temporary romance.
  3. A brief and frivolous love affair
A love affair
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  1. A love affair
  2. A love affair:
  3. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
To provoke; arouse:
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  1. To provoke; arouse:
  2. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
  3. To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
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  1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
  2. To possess or use the power of attraction.
  3. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of:
To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
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  1. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
  2. To distract the attention of; divert:
  3. To pass (time) pleasantly.
To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
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  1. To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To plan or plot secretly.
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  1. To plan or plot secretly.
  2. To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
To scheme in an underhanded way
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  1. To scheme in an underhanded way
  2. To cooperate secretly in an illegal or wrongful action; collude:
  3. To scheme; plot.
The intrigues of such a group; plot
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  1. The intrigues of such a group; plot
  2. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
  3. A secret scheme or plot.
In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
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  1. In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
  2. An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.
  3. A secret agreement for fraudulent or illegal purpose; conspiracy
The process of conniving.
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  1. The process of conniving.
  2. (Law) Cooperation in the commission of an illegal or wrongful act.
  3. The assent to, encouragement of, or promotion of another’s wrongdoing by silence or feigned ignorance. See also conspiracy. The assent to, encouragement of, or promotion of another’s wrongdoing by silence or feigned ignorance. See also conspiracy. To be in collusion with another person. See also conspiracy. In family law, the consent by one spouse of the other spouse’s improper conduct (such as adultery), either in advance of the conduct or while it is occurring, when that wrongful conduct is a potential ground for divorce.
An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
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  1. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
  2. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design:
  3. An agreement or combination by two or more individuals to commit a crime or to commit a lawful act by unlawful means. Making the agreement is a crime, even if the unlawful act that is planned is never performed, but most states require overt action by one of the conspirators to further the conspiracy before the making of the agreement becomes criminal. A conspiracy to harm someone is also a tort. Also called partnership in crime. See also tortfeasor, concert of action rule, accessory, accomplice, aid and abet, attempt, connivance, conscious parallelism, and solicitation.
The act of scheming or plotting.
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  1. The act of scheming or plotting.
  2. An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent
  3. A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
The pattern or sequence of events in a narrative or drama.
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  1. The pattern or sequence of events in a narrative or drama.
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
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  1. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  2. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  3. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
To act in collusion or conspire, esp. for a fraudulent purpose
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  1. To act in collusion or conspire, esp. for a fraudulent purpose
  2. To act together, often in secret, to achieve an illegal or improper purpose:
To scheme in an underhanded way
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  1. To scheme in an underhanded way
  2. To cooperate secretly in an illegal or wrongful action; collude:
  3. To scheme; plot.
To plan or plot secretly.
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  1. To plan or plot secretly.
  2. To plan and act together secretly, esp. in order to commit a crime
  3. To combine or work together for any purpose or toward any effect
To devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent
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  1. To devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent
  2. To scheme or plot.
To mark the position or course of on a map
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  1. To mark the position or course of on a map
  2. To form a plot for; prearrange secretly or deviously:
  3. To scheme or conspire
To plan in a deceitful way; plot
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  1. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  2. To plot; intrigue
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
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  1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
  2. To possess or use the power of attraction.
  3. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of:
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
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