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A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at wile.
[Middle English, detour, dodging, from Old French, from ruser, to drive back; see rush1.]
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an action intended to mislead, deceive, or trick; stratagem
[C15: from Old French: trick, esp to evade capture, from ruser to retreat, from Latin recūsāre to refuse]
(Placename) a city in NE Bulgaria, on the River Danube: the chief river port and one of the largest industrial centres in Bulgaria. Pop: 172 000 (2005 est)
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a trick, stratagem, or artifice: He used a ruse to get past the sentry.
[1375–1425; late Middle English: roundabout course < Middle French, derivative of ruser to retreat. See rush1]
syn: See trick.
a city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube. 172,782.
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In military deception, a trick of war designed to deceive the adversary, usually involving the deliberate exposure of false information to the adversary's intelligence collection system.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||ruse - a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)|
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noun trick, deception, ploy, hoax, device, manoeuvre, dodge, sham, artifice, blind, subterfuge, stratagem, wile, imposture This was a ruse to divide them.
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ruse[ˈruːz] n → ruse f
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n → List f
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a clever trick or plan. slim plan حيلَه، خِدْعَه хитрост artimanha lest die List kneb κόλπο, τέχνασμαardid, treta riugas حیله؛ ترفند juoni ruseתרגיל छल, चाल varka, lukavština fortély tipuan bragð, klækur stratagemma 策略 계략 gudrybė, išdaiga gudrība; viltīgs plāns muslihat listknep, lurerifortel چل، درغلی manha şiretlic уловка lesť, úskok zvijača smicalica list, knep, fint อุบาย hile, düzen 計謀 викрут, хитрощі چال mưu mẹo 计策
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