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Definition of mastermind verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mastermind

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪnd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mastermind
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪnd//
 
he / she / it masterminds
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪndz//
 
past simple masterminded
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪndɪd//
 
past participle masterminded
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪndɪd//
 
-ing form masterminding
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːstəmaɪndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərmaɪndɪŋ//
 
 
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mastermind something to plan and direct a complicated project or activityExtra examples He was accused of masterminding the bombing campaign. She masterminded the president’s election campaign. The operation was masterminded by vice squad officers in the US. These two architects masterminded the redevelopment of the inner city.
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