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ploy

noun [C] uk   /plɔɪ/ us  
something that is done or said in order to get an advantage, often dishonestly: There are various ploys we can use if necessary. [+ to infinitive] He only said he had a meeting as a ploy to get her to leave.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and trickingCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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