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English definition of “machinate”


verb [I or T] uk   /ˈmæʃ.ɪ.neɪt/ /ˈmæk-/ us  
to make secret plans in order to get an advantagePlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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