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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture);
[syn: ruse, artifice]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ruse \Ruse\, n. [F., fr. OF. re["u]ser, rehuser, to turn aside, to shuffle, retreat, fr. L. recusare to refuse; pref. re- again + causa cause. See Cause, and cf. Recusant.] An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit. [1913 Webster] Ruse de guerre[F.], a stratagem of war. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ruse n 1: a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture) [syn: ruse, artifice]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruse": art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, blind, bluff, bosey, catch, chicanery, chouse, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, craft, curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deceit, deception, design, device, dirty deal, dirty trick, dodge, expedient, fakement, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, gambit, game, gimmick, googly, grift, hoax, hocus-pocus, imposture, intrigue, jig, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, little game, maneuver, move, pass, plot, ploy, pretext, racket, red herring, scheme, scurvy trick, shift, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, tactic, trick, trickery, wile, wily device