AskDefine | Define ruse

Dictionary Definition

ruse n : a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture) [syn: artifice]

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English

Etymology

From Old (and modern) French ruse.

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Noun

  1. a trick
  2. guile

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French

Etymology

From ruser.

Pronunciation

  • /ʀyz/

Noun

ruse

Extensive Definition

A ruse is an action or plan which is intended to deceive someone. It may also refer to:
Ruse is the name of several places:
ruse in Ido: Ruzo
ruse in Esperanto: Ruzo
ruse in Italian: Ruse
ruse in Dutch: Ruse

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, blind, bluff, bosey, catch, chicanery, chouse, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, craft, curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deceit, deception, design, device, dirty deal, dirty trick, dodge, expedient, fakement, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, gambit, game, gimmick, googly, grift, hoax, hocus-pocus, imposture, intrigue, jig, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, little game, maneuver, move, pass, plot, ploy, pretext, racket, red herring, scheme, scurvy trick, shift, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, tactic, trick, trickery, wile, wily device
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