Synonyms of ruse in English:

ruse


See definition of ruse

noun

1‘a ruse to throw would-be pursuers off the scent’

SYNONYMS
ploy, stratagem, tactic, move, device, scheme, trick, gambit, cunning plan, manoeuvre, contrivance, expedient, dodge, subterfuge, machination, game, wile, smokescreen, red herring, blind
the oldest trick in the book
British informal wheeze
archaic shift