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wilesnoun [plural]

uk   /waɪlz/ us   /waɪlz/ formal
ways of persuading someone that trick them into doing something: She'll have to use all her feminine wiles to get him to agree.
(Definition of wiles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wilesplural noun

us   /wɑɪlz/
skill and ways of tricking people into doing what you want: He’ll need to use all his unusual methods and screwball wiles to complete his mission.
(Definition of wiles from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wiles”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诡计,花招…
in Turkish hileler, dolaplar, düzenler…
in Russian хитрости, уловки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詭計,花招…
in Polish sztuczki…
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