noun \ˈrüs, ˈrüz\

: a trick or act that is used to fool someone

Full Definition of RUSE

:  a wily subterfuge

Examples of RUSE

  1. His act was just a clever ruse to get me to go out with him.

Origin of RUSE

French, from Old French, roundabout path taken by fleeing game, trickery, from reuser
First Known Use: 1625


geographical name \ˈrü-(ˌ)sā\

Definition of RUSE

city NE Bulgaria on the Danube S of Bucharest pop 158,000

Variants of RUSE

Ru·se or Turkish Rus·chuk \rs-ˈchük\


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