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Definition of intrigue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ɪnˈtriɡ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the activity of making secret plans in order to achieve an aim, often by tricking people political intrigue The young heroine steps into a web of intrigue in the academic world.
  2. 2[countable] a secret plan or relationship, especially one which involves someone else being tricked I soon learned about all the intrigues and scandals that went on in the little town. Sexual intrigues were almost part of the culture of politics.
  3. 3[uncountable] the atmosphere of interest and excitement that surrounds something secret or important North was a man who added to the intrigue of meetings.
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