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Any puzzling question or problem
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  1. Any puzzling question or problem
  2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma:
  3. A riddle whose answer contains a pun (Ex.: What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One sells watches and the other watches cells.)
To act like a fool; be silly
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  1. To act like a fool; be silly
  2. (Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
The process of answering practical questions via interpretation of rules or cases that illustrate such rules, especially in ethics.
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  1. The process of answering practical questions via interpretation of rules or cases that illustrate such rules, especially in ethics.
  2. Subtle but misleading or false reasoning; sophistry, often, specif., about moral issues
  3. The application of general principles of ethics to specific problems of right and wrong in conduct, in order to solve or clarify them
Something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice
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  1. Something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice
  2. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
  3. A deception practiced in order to induce another to give up possession of property or surrender a right.
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 crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
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  1. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  2. 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.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
(Botany) Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus, an annual European grass widespread as a weed.
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  1. (Botany) Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus, an annual European grass widespread as a weed.
  2. One who cheats; a swindler.
  3. A person who defrauds, deceives, or tricks others; swindler
A version of a song, esp. one that has become popular in a particular recording, as performed or recorded in imitation of the original or with a fresh interpretation
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  1. A version of a song, esp. one that has become popular in a particular recording, as performed or recorded in imitation of the original or with a fresh interpretation
  2. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action:
  3. An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity:
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:
An act intended to deceive or trick.
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  1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
  2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
  3. A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
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:
A living or artificial bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or within shooting range.
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  1. A living or artificial bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or within shooting range.
  2. A thing or person used to lure or tempt into danger or a trap
  3. An artificial bird or animal, or sometimes a trained live one, used to lure game to a place where it can be shot
Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
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  1. Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
  2. A device for sealing a passage against the escape of gases, especially a U-shaped or S-shaped bend in a drainpipe that prevents the return flow of sewer gas by means of a water barrier.
  3. A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
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  1. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
  2. The practice of or involvement in such schemes:
  3. A secret love affair
A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
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  1. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
  2. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
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
The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
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  1. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
  2. Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
  3. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object.
(Informal) A deceptive act, movement, etc.
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  1. (Informal) A deceptive act, movement, etc.
  2. One loop or winding of a coiled rope or cable.
  3. (Sports) A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
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  1. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
  2. A false idea or conception; belief or opinion not in accord with the facts
  3. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
(Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
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  1. (Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
  2. The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
  3. A discovery; a finding.
Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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  1. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
  2. Deception used to achieve an end:
An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
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  1. An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
  2. A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
  3. The alteration of the original form of a signal representing an image, a sound, a waveform, or other information.
(Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
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  1. (Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
  2. A false belief or opinion:
  3. A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
Those hiding in order to attack by surprise:
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  1. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise:
  2. The hiding place used for such an attack:
  3. A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
(Veterinary) A loop of cord used in obstetric cases, to hold or to pull a fetus from the mother animal.
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  1. (Veterinary) A loop of cord used in obstetric cases, to hold or to pull a fetus from the mother animal.
  2. A kind of trap for small animals, usually consisting of a noose which jerks tight upon the release of a spring trigger
  3. (Music) A set of chains strung across the bottom of a drum to create a rattling sound.
A person or thing used to deceive or mislead; decoy
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  1. A person or thing used to deceive or mislead; decoy
  2. Blind people considered as a group. Used with the:
  3. Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
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  1. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  2. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
  3. A way of doing this; subterfuge
A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
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  1. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A small area of ground marked off for some special use
An equivocal statement or expression.
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  1. An equivocal statement or expression.
  2. The use of equivocal language.
  1. The condition of being hidden or concealed
  2. The act of hindering or preventing the discovery, knowledge, or sight of something.
  3. The practice of keeping secrets
The act or an instance of such betrayal.
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  1. The act or an instance of such betrayal.
  2. Betrayal of trust, faith, or allegiance; perfidy, disloyalty, or treason
  3. Willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust; perfidy.
An act of swindling; trick; cheat; fraud
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  1. An act of swindling; trick; cheat; fraud
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
Hypocritical cunning or deception; double-dealing
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  1. Hypocritical cunning or deception; double-dealing
  2. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
  3. The quality or state of being twofold or double.
A false reason or plea; pretext
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  1. A false reason or plea; pretext
  2. A false or studied show; an affectation:
  3. A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
The practice of lying.
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  1. The practice of lying.
  2. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  3. A false belief, theory, idea, etc.
Knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
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  1. Knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
  2. Showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong
  3. The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not
An act of committing such a crime:
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  1. An act of committing such a crime:
  2. The willful telling of a lie while under lawful oath or affirmation to tell the truth in a matter material to the point of inquiry
  3. The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.
Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
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  1. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
  2. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
  3. A pretense or misrepresentation:
A planning and acting together secretly, esp. for an unlawful or harmful purpose, such as murder or treason
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  1. A planning and acting together secretly, esp. for an unlawful or harmful purpose, such as murder or treason
  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. 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
(Obs.) A play on words; pun
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  1. (Obs.) A play on words; pun
  2. An evasion of the main point as by emphasizing some petty detail; cavil
  3. A trivial matter or minor concern raised in arguing or finding fault.
The act or practice of tricking; use of tricks; deception; fraud
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  1. The act or practice of tricking; use of tricks; deception; fraud
(Games) A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
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  1. (Games) A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
  2. An S-shaped section of a track or course, as for motor racing or skiing, designed to slow down the racers
  3. (Road transport) A temporary barrier, or serpentine curve, on a vehicular path, especially one designed to reduce speed.
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. (Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
  3. The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
Misleading, dishonest, or empty talk; nonsense
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  1. Misleading, dishonest, or empty talk; nonsense
  2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
  3. Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
A mere pretense; sham
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  1. A mere pretense; sham
  2. An image or representation.
  3. A faint trace or semblance.
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
A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
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  1. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
  2. One who claims to be what he or she is not; an impostor or fraud:
  3. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
An imitation made to deceive; forgery
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  1. An imitation made to deceive; forgery
  2. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
  3. 1590Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene Book III, canto VIII:
A fraud or swindle.
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  1. A fraud or swindle.
  2. An act of cheating; swindle; fraud
  3. One who defrauds; a swindler.
A small change or addition, or the effect achieved by it:
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  1. A small change or addition, or the effect achieved by it:
  2. A sensation caused by touching, esp. one that is characteristic of a particular substance or texture; tactile quality; feel
  3. A characteristic way of doing things:
Alternative form of phony.
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  1. Alternative form of phony.
(Slang) A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
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  1. (Slang) A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
  2. An inviting look or gesture
  3. Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
A trick or deceitful act.
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  1. A trick or deceitful act.
A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
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  1. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  2. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
  3. The act of dodging:
The apparatus or equipment for some particular mechanical operation or process
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  1. The apparatus or equipment for some particular mechanical operation or process
  2. A person placed in a group of spectators to influence behavior.
  3. Any of a wide variety of multicellular eukaryotic organisms, belonging to the kingdom Plantae and including the bryophytes and vascular plants. Plant cells have cell walls made of cellulose. Except for a few specialized symbionts, plants have chlorophyll and manufacture their own food through photosynthesis. Most plants grow in a fixed location and reproduce sexually, showing an alternation of generations between a diploid stage (with each cell having two sets of chromosomes) and haploid stage (with each cell having one set of chromosomes) in their life cycle. The first fossil plants date from the Silurian period. Formerly the algae, slime molds, dinoflagellates, and fungi, among other groups, were classified as plants, but now these are considered to belong to other kingdoms.
(Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
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  1. (Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
  2. A single occasion; a time:
  3. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
A part by which an animal sucks blood from or uses suction to cling to another animal. Leeches and remoras have suckers.
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  1. A part by which an animal sucks blood from or uses suction to cling to another animal. Leeches and remoras have suckers.
  2. One that is indiscriminately attracted to something specified:
  3. (Slang) An unspecified thing. Used as a generalized term of reference, often as an intensive:
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:
A confidence game.
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  1. A confidence game.
  2. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.
A person who bluffs
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  1. A person who bluffs
  2. (US, dated) The card game poker.
  3. (Poker) An attempt to represent yourself as holding a stronger hand than you do.
A crude, makeshift bed, as a pallet of straw
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  1. A crude, makeshift bed, as a pallet of straw
  2. A test or period of appraisal followed by adjustments to improve efficiency or functioning.
  3. A thorough search of a person or place
Alternative spelling of sellout.
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  1. Alternative spelling of sellout.
A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.
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  1. A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.
  2. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
  3. A reason, vote, position, etc. in opposition
A field of activity:
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  1. A field of activity:
  2. An apparently respectable person, group, or business used as a cover for secret or illegal activities.
  3. Demeanor or bearing, especially in the presence of danger or difficulty.
A clever ploy or strategy.
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  1. A clever ploy or strategy.
  2. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
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  1. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
  2. Something to be laughed at or joked about
  3. A lighthearted action or mood; fun; joking
Such an activity, esp. when competitive, requiring more or less vigorous bodily exertion and carried on, sometimes as a profession, according to some traditional form or set of rules, whether outdoors, as football, golf, etc., or indoors, as basketball, bowling, etc.
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  1. Such an activity, esp. when competitive, requiring more or less vigorous bodily exertion and carried on, sometimes as a profession, according to some traditional form or set of rules, whether outdoors, as football, golf, etc., or indoors, as basketball, bowling, etc.
  2. An object of mockery, jest, or play:
  3. Fun; amusement:
A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
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  1. A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
  2. Something done for amusement to the detriment of someone else.
(Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
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  1. (Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
  2. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
  3. A developed talent or ability:
A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
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  1. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
  2. A ready ability; skill; dexterity; fluency
  3. An ability or talent; an aptitude:
Alternative spelling of know-how.
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  1. Alternative spelling of know-how.
  2. The knowledge and skill required to do something correctly.
(--- Informal) A particular kind of behavior or conduct toward another; treatment
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  1. (--- Informal) A particular kind of behavior or conduct toward another; treatment
  2. (Informal) Treatment received:
  3. A player's turn or right to deal
The ringing in sequence of a set of bells from the smallest to the largest, in change ringing
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  1. The ringing in sequence of a set of bells from the smallest to the largest, in change ringing
  2. Something round or rounded; thing or part that is spherical, globular, circular, curved, annular, or cylindrical
  3. (Sports & Games) A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
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  1. An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
  2. A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
  3. (By extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
To deceive (an unwary person).
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  1. To deceive (an unwary person).
  2. To swindle, deceive, or trick.
  3. To deceive by trickery; fool or cheat
(Archaic) To be more intelligent than
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  1. (Archaic) To be more intelligent than
  2. To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
  3. To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.
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:
The fact or condition of being deceived
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  1. The fact or condition of being deceived
  2. A ruse; a trick.
  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 cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
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  1. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  2. The act of dodging:
  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. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
  3. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
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
Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
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  1. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
  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.
A limitation or restriction:
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  1. A limitation or restriction:
  2. An assigned task or quantity of work
  3. A specified period of time spent doing something
(Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
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  1. (Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
  2. (--- Informal) The last stage of an event, period, or process.
  3. A continuous period of time.
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
  3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
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  1. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
  2. A long trip, as for sightseeing
  3. A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
A short walk or ride, returning to the starting place, as for exercise
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  1. A short walk or ride, returning to the starting place, as for exercise
  2. One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
  3. A point marking the end of one period of time and the beginning of the next:
A person or group on duty, esp. at night, to protect or guard; lookout or guard
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  1. A person or group on duty, esp. at night, to protect or guard; lookout or guard
  2. A period of close observation, often in order to discover something:
  3. (Obs.) A candle marked off into sections, used for keeping time
To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
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  1. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
  2. To reveal unknowingly or against one's wishes
  3. To break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
To manage to get (one's way) by bluffing
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  1. To manage to get (one's way) by bluffing
  2. To deceive or intimidate (someone) by a false display of confidence or aggression.
  3. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone:
(Archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
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  1. (Archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
  2. To deceive
  3. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
(Archaic) To catch by guile; ensnare.
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  1. (Archaic) To catch by guile; ensnare.
  2. To use deceit; lie
  3. To give a false impression:
(Obs.) To elude or frustrate
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  1. (Obs.) To elude or frustrate
  2. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
  3. To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
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  1. To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
  2. (Informal) To betray (a person) by doing the opposite of, or intentionally failing to do, what one has promised
  3. To betray or go back on
To deceive (an unwary person).
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  1. To deceive (an unwary person).
  2. To swindle, deceive, or trick.
  3. To deceive by trickery; fool or cheat
To act like a fool; be silly
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  1. To act like a fool; be silly
  2. (Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
To deceive or swindle by deception.
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  1. To deceive or swindle by deception.
  2. To mislead or confuse by trickery; dupe
  3. To deceive or trick.
To practice deception or trickery.
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  1. To practice deception or trickery.
  2. To deceive or trick.
  3. To dupe; deceive
To lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
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  1. To lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
  2. To lead in the wrong direction.
  3. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
  1. To absorb or comprehend.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
(Informal) To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
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  1. (Informal) To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
  2. To confuse; bewilder.
  3. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
To give birth to; bear:
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  1. To give birth to; bear:
  2. To get, take, receive, or obtain
  3. To possess an understanding of; know
To bluff, especially in poker
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  1. To bluff, especially in poker
  2. (Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
  3. (Informal) To pretend to be, have, or intend something so as to deceive; bluff
The opposite of dependable
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  1. The opposite of dependable
  2. Not easily relied or depended on:
Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
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  1. Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
  2. Not reliable.
(Rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.
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  1. (Rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.
  2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  3. A beguiling or coquettish trick
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
  3. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
One who performs manual labor:
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  1. One who performs manual labor:
  2. An aptitude or ability:
  3. The way cloth held in the hand feels
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
Deception used to achieve an end:
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  1. Deception used to achieve an end:
  2. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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 sly trick; deceitful artifice; stratagem
  3. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
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  1. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
  2. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
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.
(Archaic) A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
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  1. (Archaic) A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
  2. A playful, silly, or ludicrous act, trick, etc.; prank
  3. A foolish or ludicrous act; a caper:
(Slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
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  1. (Slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
  2. A playful jump or leap
  3. A frivolous escapade or prank.
A lively party or game
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  1. A lively party or game
  2. Playful behavior or merriment:
  3. A playful trick; prank
A funny anecdote with a punchline
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  1. A funny anecdote with a punchline
  2. (Informal) Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality:
  3. A thing done or said merely in fun
Any of various birds of the family Alaudidae, found almost worldwide and having a melodious song, especially the skylark.
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  1. Any of various birds of the family Alaudidae, found almost worldwide and having a melodious song, especially the skylark.
  2. A merry prank
  3. A harmless prank.
A mischievous trick or practical joke.
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  1. A mischievous trick or practical joke.
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:
(Slang) The act or an instance of touching, handling, groping, etc.
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  1. (Slang) The act or an instance of touching, handling, groping, etc.
  2. The sense of touch
  3. Intuitive awareness or natural ability:
(Archaic) A clever trick.
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  1. (Archaic) A clever trick.
  2. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
  3. Ability to do something easily; particular skill
(Ireland, informal, derogatory) Cheap, processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches.
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  1. (Ireland, informal, derogatory) Cheap, processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches.
  2. The way in which something hangs.
  3. (Informal) The proper method for doing, using, or handling something:
An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
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  1. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
  2. (Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
  3. An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit
A daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills.
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  1. A daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills.
  2. A feat displaying unusual strength, skill, or daring.
  3. A display of skill or daring; feat; trick
A contest between antagonists; a match:
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  1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
  2. A period of time taken up by some specified activity, condition, etc.; spell
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
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  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (--- Informal) A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated:
  3. The time or period of an activity.
A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
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  1. A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
  2. A device used to connect one thing to another:
  3. (Slang) A period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
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  1. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
  2. (Informal) The period of or opportunity for action, expression, exercise of authority, etc.
  3. (--- Sports) The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
(Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
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  1. (Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
  2. The regular work period of such a group
  3. The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
A turn, period, or fit of something
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  1. A turn, period, or fit of something
  2. A period or turn of work, duty, etc.
  3. (Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
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  1. To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
  2. To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
  3. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:

Synonym Study

  • Wile , often used in the plural, implies the use of allurements or beguilement to ensnare used all his wiles and cunning to close the deal
  • Artifice stresses inventiveness or ingenuity in the contrivance of an expedient, trick, etc. artifices employed to circumvent the tax laws
  • Maneuver , while specifically applicable to military tactics, in general use suggests the shrewd manipulation of persons or situations to suit one's purposes a political maneuver
  • A stratagem is a more or less complicated ruse, by means of which one attempts to outwit or entrap an enemy or antagonist military stratagems
  • Ruse applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth her apparent illness was merely a ruse to gain time
  • Trick is the common word for an action or device in which ingenuity and cunning are used to outwit others and implies deception either for fraudulent purposes or as a prank
Find another word for trick. In this page you can discover 176 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for trick, like: conundrum, fool, casuistry, fraud, deception, ruse, cheat, cover, feint, hoax and artifice.