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Subterfuge synonyms
sŭb'tər-fyo͝oj'
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A ruse; a trick.
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  1. A ruse; a trick.
  2. The fact or condition of being deceived
  3. The use of deceit.
A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
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  1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
  2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  3. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
A sly or artful trick
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  1. A sly or artful trick
  2. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
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  1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
  2. An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
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  1. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  3. A sly or artful trick
The fact or condition of being deceived
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  1. The fact or condition of being deceived
  2. The use of deceit.
  3. A ruse; a trick.
An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
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  1. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
  2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  3. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
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.
A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
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  1. A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
  2. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
  3. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
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  1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
  2. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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  1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  2. The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
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  1. A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
  2. A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
  3. A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
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
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
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  1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
  2. An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
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
Cunning or craft used in deceiving
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  1. Cunning or craft used in deceiving
  2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
  3. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
  3. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
A special skill; a knack:
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  1. A special skill; a knack:
  2. A peculiar event with unexpected, often deceptive results:
  3. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
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  1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  3. A sly trick; deceitful artifice; stratagem
An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
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  1. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
  2. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
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  1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
  2. (Informal) A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
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