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ruse

[ rooz ]
/ ruz /
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noun
a trick, stratagem, or artifice.
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Origin of ruse

1375–1425; late Middle English (noun use of obsolete rusen to detour) <Middle French, derivative of ruser to retreat. See rush1

synonym study for ruse

See trick.

Other definitions for ruse (2 of 2)

Ruse
[ roo-sey ]
/ ˈru seɪ /

noun
a city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube.
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British Dictionary definitions for ruse (1 of 2)

ruse
/ (ruːz) /

noun
an action intended to mislead, deceive, or trick; stratagem

Word Origin for ruse

C15: from Old French: trick, esp to evade capture, from ruser to retreat, from Latin recūsāre to refuse

British Dictionary definitions for ruse (2 of 2)

Ruse
/ (ˈruːseɪ) /

noun
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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