Meaning of “subterfuge” in the English Dictionary

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subterfugenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsʌb·tərˌfjudʒ/

an action taken to hide something from someone:

[ U ] His excuse sounded more like subterfuge than a real reason.

(Definition of “subterfuge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)