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English definition of “plot”

plot

verb (PLAN)    /plɒt/ US  /plɑːt/ (-tt-)
[I or T] to make a secret plan to do something wrong, harmful, or illegal: The army is plotting the overthrow of the government. I can't believe that he's plotting against his own father. [+ to infinitive] They're plotting (together) to take over the company.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking [T] humorous to make a secret plan to do something funny or enjoyable to or for someone: [+ to infinitive] They're plotting to play a trick on their brother. He's plotting a surprise party for his wife's birthday.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of plot verb (PLAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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