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  1. scheme
    IPA[skēm]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. make plans, especially in a devious way or with intent to do something illegal or wrong:

      he schemed to bring about the collapse of the government
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: scheme, plural noun: schemes

    • noun

      a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining a particular object or putting a particular idea into effect:

      a secret or underhand plan; a plot:

    • verb

      make plans, especially in a devious way or with intent to do something illegal or wrong:

      think; suppose:

    • noun

      a system for awarding points for correct answers or for proficiency in an examination or competition:
    • noun

      the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
    • noun

      a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.
    • noun

      an arrangement or combination of colors, especially as used in interior decoration:
    • noun

      a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors:
    • noun

      a scheme to promote rural development by establishing farmers in underdeveloped areas:
    • noun

      an arrangement or combination of colours, especially one used in interior decoration:
    • noun

      a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a non-existent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors:
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