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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
The act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying
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  1. The act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying
  2. (Law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
  3. A stratagem; a trick.
The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
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  1. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
  2. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  3. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
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.
A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
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  1. A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
  2. A turn or round of duty or work; shift
  3. (Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
(Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
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  1. (Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
  2. Deception by trickery or sophistry.
  3. The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
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  1. Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
  2. (Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  3. A dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc.
A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
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  1. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose:
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
An act intended to deceive or trick.
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  1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
  2. A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
  3. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
The use of deceit.
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  1. The use of deceit.
  2. The fact or condition of being deceived
  3. A ruse; a trick.
A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
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  1. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
  2. The act of dodging:
  3. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
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
A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.
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  1. A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.
  2. (US, slang) A swindle or confidence trick.
  3. A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game.
Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
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  1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
  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
Nonsense; rubbish; humbug
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  1. Nonsense; rubbish; humbug
  2. A deception; a swindle.
  3. A sly trick or deception
A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game
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  1. A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game
  2. A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
(Informal) Foolish, mischievous, or deceitful tricks or behavior
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  1. (Informal) Foolish, mischievous, or deceitful tricks or behavior
  2. Silly, mischievous, or deceitful acts or behavior.
Rowdy or rough play.
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  1. Rowdy or rough play.
  2. Rough or rowdy play that can often result in unintentional physical harm.
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
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
(Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
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  1. (Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
  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
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.
(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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  1. (Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
  2. To waste (time)
To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
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  1. To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
  2. To move slowly or without purpose:
  3. To pass (time) without doing anything:
To thwart passage of; veto:
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  1. To thwart passage of; veto:
  2. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  3. To spend (time) on matters of little or no importance
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
  3. (--- Slang) To kill; murder.
To spend (time) in a pleasant way; cause to pass idly
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  1. To spend (time) in a pleasant way; cause to pass idly
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