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1. The use of aggressive or dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent while still observing the rules in a sport or game.
2. The use of expedients or morally questionable acts to gain an advantage, as in politics.
informal the art of winning games or defeating opponents by clever or cunning practices without actually cheating
skill in manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one's opponents or competitors.
Facetious. the use of methods that, while not dishonest or contrary to the rules, are dubious and give the user unfair advantage in a game or sport.See also: Games