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ruse

[rooz] /ruz/
noun
1.
a trick, stratagem, or artifice.
Origin of ruse
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (noun use of obsolete rusen to detour) < Middle French, derivative of ruser to retreat. See rush1
Synonyms
See trick.

Ruse

[roo-sey] /ˈru seɪ/
noun
1.
a city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube.
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ruse

/ruːz/
noun
1.
an action intended to mislead, deceive, or trick; stratagem
Word Origin
C15: from Old French: trick, esp to evade capture, from ruser to retreat, from Latin recūsāre to refuse

Ruse

/ˈruːseɪ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Bulgaria, on the River Danube: the chief river port and one of the largest industrial centres in Bulgaria. Pop: 172 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for ruse
n.

early 15c., "dodging movements of a hunted animal;" 1620s, "a trick," from Old French ruse, reuse "diversion, switch in flight; trick, jest" (14c.), back-formed noun from reuser "to dodge, repel, retreat; deceive, cheat," from Latin recusare "deny, reject, oppose," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + causari "plead as a reason, object, allege," from causa "reason, cause" (see cause (n.)). It also has been proposed that the French word may be from Latin rursus "backwards," or a Vulgar Latin form of refusare. Johnson calls it, "A French word neither elegant nor necessary." The verb ruse was used in Middle English.

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