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Tricks, pretences and dishonest plans

spot fixing

noun

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

ploy

noun

a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want

hoax

noun

a trick in which someone deliberately tells people that something bad is going to happen or that something is true when it is not

dodge

noun

a dishonest way to avoid doing something unpleasant

ruse

noun

a plan or trick used for hiding your true intentions

dirty tricks

noun

dishonest ways of defeating or harming an opponent, especially in politics

prank

noun

a silly trick that you play on someone to surprise them

scheme

noun

a plan for achieving something, especially something illegal or dishonest

trick

noun

something that you do in order to annoy someone or to make people laugh at them, often by making them believe something that is not true

trick

noun

an unfair or unpleasant thing that you do in order to harm someone or to get an advantage for yourself

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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