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English definition of “subterfuge”

subterfuge

noun [C or U]     /ˈsʌb.tə.fjuːdʒ/ US  /-tɚ-/
a trick or a dishonest way of achieving something: It was clear that they must have obtained the information by subterfuge.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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