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verb     intrigue pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleintriguing
past tenseintrigued
past participleintrigued
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone very interested in knowing more about something, especially something that seems mysterious

    That old house has always intrigued me.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] literary to plan secretly, especially in order to harm or cheat someone
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