Synonyms of ruse in English:


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

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