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English definition of “machinate”

machinate

verb [I or T]     /ˈmæʃ.ɪ.neɪt/ /ˈmæk-/
to make secret plans in order to get an advantagePlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of machinate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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