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Definition of scheme verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scheme
    he / she / it schemes
    past simple schemed
    -ing form scheming
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  1. 1to make secret plans to do something that will help yourself and possibly harm others synonym plot
  2. 2 scheme (against somebody) She seemed to feel that we were all scheming against her. scheme to do something His colleagues, meanwhile, were busily scheming to get rid of him. scheme something Her enemies were scheming her downfall.
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