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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 or clever 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

April fool

noun

a trick that you play on someone on April Fools’ Day

practical joke

noun

a trick that is intended to surprise someone or make them look silly

trick

noun

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

creep

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

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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