Ruse definition

  • noun:
    • A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at wile.
    • a trick
    • guile
    • An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.
    • the usage artifice or trickery; in addition, a stratagem.
    • Synonyms ManÅ“uver, Trick, etc. See artifice and stratagem.
    • a deceptive maneuver (especially to prevent capture)
  • others:
    • to-fall.
    • To slip down a declivity with a rustling noise.
    • to provide method; fall back; escape; usage tricks for the true purpose of escaping.
    • A Middle English or dialectal form of roose. Cath. Ang.

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