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in sport, making sure that a specific event happens during a game so that people who know this can win money by betting on it
a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want
a trick in which someone deliberately tells people that something bad is going to happen or that something is true when it is not
a dishonest or clever way to avoid doing something unpleasant
a plan or trick used for hiding your true intentions
dishonest ways of defeating or harming an opponent, especially in politics
a silly trick that you play on someone to surprise them
a trick that you play on someone on April Fools’ Day
a trick that is intended to surprise someone or make them look silly
an unfair or unpleasant thing that you do in order to harm someone or to get an advantage for yourself
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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Free thesaurus definition of tricks pretences and dishonest plans from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.