hatch a plot


: to make a secret plan to do something that is usually illegal or harmful
They hatched a plot to steal the famous painting.

Examples of hatch a plot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 1961 tale is about Mary Contrary (Annette Funicello), who planned on marrying Tom (Tommy Sands) until the evil Barnaby (Ray Bolger) and his goons kidnap Tom and hatch a plot to steal Mary's inheritance. Sydni Ellis, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2022 But a butcher and his girlfriend hatch a plot to liberate Albert with the help of some spiked lemonade. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 There’s more: In the island nation of Kerch, a trio of appealing rogues who dub themselves the Crows — Kaz (Freddy Carter), Inej (Amita Suman), and Jesper (Kit Young) — hatch a plot to cross the Fold and nab Alina to earn a small fortune from a local crime boss. Jenna Scherer, Rolling Stone, 21 May 2021 The identical strangers meet and hatch a plot to trade places. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 13 Nov. 2020

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“Hatch a plot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatch%20a%20plot. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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