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English definition of “throw/put sb off the scent”

throw/put sb off the scent

to give someone false or confusing information to prevent them from discovering something that you do not want them to know aboutSecrecy and privacy
(Definition of throw/put sb off the scent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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