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noun plot pronunciation in American English /plɑt/ 
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singularplot
pluralplots
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    [countable] a secret plan to do something bad, made by two or more people

    an assassination plot

    plot against:

    a plot against the government

    a plot to do something:

    The two men are accused of a plot to bomb an American airliner.

    hatch a plot (=make it):

    Between them, they had hatched a clever plot to claim insurance money.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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