verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.
verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.
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Galvanized by the antiwar movement and the horror of Bloody Sunday in 1972, Dugdale began to involve herself in schemes supporting the IRA.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I’ve seen firsthand how importation schemes can put patients at risk.
Investigators working on Amazon’s behalf were able to confirm the scheme by placing orders through the links and receiving the advertised counterfeit goods.Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme|Sarah Perez|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Defensive players have often talked this season about the difficulty of the transition from the 3-4, two-gapping scheme under former coordinator Greg Manusky to the 4-3, attacking scheme of current coordinator Jack Del Rio.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
He wants to build a 200-room tourist hotel on the Opgard grazing land, and his scheme is to finance the project with local villagers putting up their property as collateral.Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down|Richard Lipez|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Is that mass of cream cheese you put on a bagel a schemer or a shmeer?Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?|Daniel Gross|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, second, how can he bust a drug dealer and a Ponzi schemer without endangering Rita and Mitzi?
Mansfield Frazier predicted the convicted schemer would be king of the prison yard long before he became an inmate.
Whether you're the masculine monster in this story or the feminine schemer, you're a dehumanized cartoon.
In the strange case of alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, a new bit player has emerged.
But, glad as was the schemer, his delight and sense of freedom were much inferior to those of his misguided and unlucky partner.
The revolution of Aranjuez was a bitter disappointment to the great schemer, and disconcerted his plans.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
With the intuition of a born schemer Mina seized on the chance.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
He was the schemer-in-chief; and the others, while disliking him heartily, were content to rely on his superior cunning.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
The boy spoke eagerly, but the more wily schemer shook his head with positiveness.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for scheme
Derived forms of schemeschemer, noun
Word Origin for scheme
Idioms and Phrases with scheme
see best-laid plans (schemes).