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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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

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ruse (present tense ruser, past tense ruste, past participle rust)

  1. To rev an engine
  2. (reflexive) To use illegal drugs

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]

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Adjective[edit]

ruse f pl, n pl

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