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verb [intransitive]     scheme pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlescheming
past tenseschemed
past participleschemed
  1. to make secret plans to achieve something, especially in a dishonest way
    scheme against:

    She’s convinced that they’re scheming against her.

    scheme to do something:

    The king’s enemies were scheming to take power from him.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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