ruse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rūse (evasive movements of a pursued animal; circuitous course taken by a hunter to pursue a game animal), from Old French rëuse, ruse (evasive movements of a pursued animal; trickery)[1] (modern French ruse (trick, ruse; cunning, guile)), from ruser (to use cunning, to be crafty, beguile), possibly from Latin rursus (backward; on the contrary; again, in return)[2] or Latin recūsāre, from recūsō (to decline, refuse; to object to, protest, reject).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruse (countable and uncountable, plural ruses)

  1. (countable) An action intended to deceive; a trick.
    • 2012 August 12, Anthony Wile, interviewer; Jeffrey Tucker, “Exclusive Interview: Jeffrey Tucker on Laissez Faire Books, Intellectual Property Rights and ‘Beautiful Anarchy’”, in The Daily Bell[1], archived from the original on 8 August 2017:
      Politics is a dirty business, a ruse, an ideological cul-de-sac, a vast looter of intellectual and financial resources, a lie that corrupts, a deceiver, a means of unleashing vast evil in the world of the most unexpected and undetected sort and the greatest diverter of human productivity ever concocted by those who do not believe in authentic social and economic progress.
  2. (uncountable) Cunning, guile, trickery.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ rūse, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ ruse” (US) / “ruse” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ruːsə/, [ˈʁoːsə]

Noun[edit]

ruse c (singular definite rusen, plural indefinite ruser)

  1. fish-trap

Inflection[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rusa (Russian) +‎ -e (adverbial suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ruse

  1. in the Russian language
  2. in the manner of a Russian person

Related terms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ruser.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruse f (plural ruses)

  1. (uncountable) cunning, guile
  2. ruse, trick

Further reading[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ruse (imperative rus, present tense ruser, passive ruses, simple past rusa or ruset or ruste, past participle rusa or ruset or rust, present participle rusende)

  1. to rev an engine
  2. to rush

ruse (imperative rus, present tense ruser, passive ruses, simple past and past participle rusa or ruset, present participle rusende)

  1. (reflexive) To use illegal drugs
  2. to intoxicate

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ruse (imperative rus, present tense rusar or ruser, passive rusast, simple past rusa or ruste, past participle rusa or rust, present participle rusande)

  1. to rev an engine
  2. to rush

ruse (present tense rusar, past tense rusa, past participle rusa, passive infinitive rusast, present participle rusande, imperative rus/ruse)

  1. (reflexive) To use illegal drugs
  2. to intoxicate

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ruse f (oblique plural ruses, nominative singular ruse, nominative plural ruses)

  1. evasive movements of a pursued animal
  2. (by extension) trickery
  3. (by extension) dream; daydream; fantasy
  4. (by extension) lie; untruth

Descendants[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ruse f pl, n pl

  1. feminine plural of rus
  2. neuter plural of rus