ruse

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See also: Ruse and rusé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French ruse (evasive movements of a pursued animal), with conflicting Latin origins.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruse (plural ruses)

  1. A trick (action intended to deceive).
  2. Guile.
    • Jeffrey Tucker:
      "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."

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Translations[edit]

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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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ruser.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruse f (plural ruses)

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

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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 ruse/rus)

  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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ruse f pl, n pl

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