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subterfuge 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈsəbtərˌfyo͞oj/,
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subterfuges, plural;
  1. Deceit used in order to achieve one's goal

  2. A statement or action resorted to in order to deceive


  1. something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
  2. Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, sleight of hand. It can employ distraction, camouflage or concealment. ...
  3. Subterfuge is a 1968 British espionage film directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Gene Barry, Joan Collins and Richard Todd.
  4. An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics; Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity
  5. A clever trick or strategy used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
  6. a deceptive scheme or strategy, deceitful evasion
  7. An artifice to escape censure or the force of an argument.