see also: Ruse
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable, often, hunting, archaic, rare) A turning#Noun|turning or doubling back, especially of animals to get out of the way of hunting dogs.
  2. (countable, by extension) An action intended to deceive; a trick#Noun|trick.
    Synonyms: strategem
  3. (uncountable) cunning#Noun|Cunning, guile, trickery.
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ruse (ruses, present participle rusing; past and past participle rused)

  1. (intransitive) To deceive or trick#Verb|trick using a ruse.
  2. (intransitive, hunting, archaic, rare) Of an animal: to turn#Verb|turn or double back to elude hunters or their hunting dogs.
    • [c. 1368–1372, Geffray Chaucer [i.e., Geoffrey Chaucer], “The Dreame of Chaucer”, in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […] (in Middle English), [London]: Printed by [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], published 1542, OCLC 932884868 ↗, folio cclxviii, verso ↗, lines 375–382, column 2:
      The mayſter hunte, anone fote hote / wyth his horne blewe thre mote / At the uncouplynge of hys houndes / wythin a whyle the herte founde is / Ihalowed, and rechaſed faſt / Longe tyme, and ſo at the laſt / Thys herte rouſed and ſtale awaye / Fro all the houndes a preuy waye
      The master hunter, anon foothot [at once without stopping] / with his horne blew three mote [notes] / At the uncoupling of his hounds / within a while the hart found is / Hallooed, and rechased fast / Long time, and so at the last / This hart rused and stole away / From all the hounds a privy way]

Proper noun
  1. A city in northeastern Bulgaria
  • Russian: Ру́се

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