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scheme

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1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end

  • an e-mail scheme to trick unwary Internet users into disclosing passwords and financial information
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sleight of hand

2 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • a scheme to kidnap the president's daughter
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plan, design, plot, scheme, project mean a method devised for making or doing something or achieving an end. plan always implies mental formulation and sometimes graphic representation.
    • plans for a house
design often suggests a particular pattern and some degree of achieved order or harmony.
    • a design for a new dress
plot implies a laying out in clearly distinguished sections with attention to their relations and proportions.
    • the plot of the play
scheme stresses calculation of the end in view and may apply to a plan motivated by craftiness and self-interest.
    • a scheme to defraud the government
project often stresses imaginative scope and vision.
    • a project to develop the waterfront

scheme

Synonyms and Antonyms of scheme

to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends

  • the town inspector had schemed to overlook the contractor's code violations in exchange for a substantial bribe
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