Scheme

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Definition

a scheme: a plan, a project, a design, a conspiracy, a plot
noun
Do you think that you're really going to make money from that scheme? I don't think it's a very good plan!

to scheme: to conspire, to plot, to plan
verb
Don't even think about scheming against Bruno. Whatever plan you think of won't work!

Pronunciation examples
UK: Do you think that this scheme will actually work?
US: Don't even think about scheming against Bruno.
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Examples

  • "- A typical 'get rich quick scheme'."
  • "With Susie's marketing scheme and Philip's sales pitch, we're sure to come out of this smelling like a rose!"
  • "Your mission for this week, should you choose to accept it: Don't be fooled by 'get rich quick schemes'."
  • "Today we'll be investigating scams and schemes, and talking about how to avoid them."
  • "Always scheming and plotting against people, stealing monkeys, writing ransom notes, blackmailing all the time."
  • "These are called 'get rich quick schemes'."

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