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ploy

[plɔɪ]

  1. сущ.

    1. экстравагантный и весёлый проступок, выходка; шалость, забава, прикол

    2. уловка, ухищрение; хитрость, хитрый или коварный приём, ход

    3. любимое занятие, развлечение; увлечение, хобби

  2. гл.; воен.

    перестраиваться в колонну (из развёрнутого строя)

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ploy

[plɔɪ]

n

хитрость, уловка

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I reminded him that he had once warned me that a favorite debating ploy was to raise general criticisms that could not be supported by concrete examples.
Я напомнил ему, как он однажды предупреждал меня, что излюбленной уловкой в дискуссии является выдвижение критики, которую нельзя подкрепить конкретными примерами.
Castaneda, Carlos / The Power of SilenceКастанеда, Карлос / Сила безмолвия
Сила безмолвия
Кастанеда, Карлос
© 1987 by Carlos Castaneda
© "София", 2008
© ООО Издательство "София", 2008
The Power of Silence
Castaneda, Carlos
© 1987 by Carlos Castaneda
'It was a cunning ploy,' said Badraig.
— Это они схитрили, — заметил Бадрейг.
Gemmell, David / The Hawk EternalГеммел, Дэвид / Вечный ястреб
Вечный ястреб
Геммел, Дэвид
The Hawk Eternal
Gemmell, David
© 1995 by David A. Gemmell
Seichan rolled her eyes at Gray, indicating her ploy.
Сейхан закатила глаза, показывая Грею, что ее хитрость удалась.
Rollins, James / Judas StrainРоллинс, Джеймс / Печать Иуды
Печать Иуды
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
© С. Саксин, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Judas Strain
Rollins, James
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
A ploy, Evan knew.
Эван знал, что это — специально.
Foster, Alan Dean / Sentenced to PrismФостер, Алан Дин / Приговоренный к Призме
Приговоренный к Призме
Фостер, Алан Дин
Sentenced to Prism
Foster, Alan Dean
Three days ago that ploy might still have worked.
Три дня назад, возможно, этот прием бы и сработал.
Harris, Joanne / Holy FoolsХаррис, Джоан / Блаженные шуты
Блаженные шуты
Харрис, Джоан
© 2003 by Joanne Harris
© Издательство Ольги Морозовой, 2007
© О. Кириченко, перевод, 2007
Holy Fools
Harris, Joanne
© 2004 by Frogspawn, Ltd.
It's a ploy I have used myself from time to time, I'm ashamed to say.
Пусть мне будет стыдно, но время от времени я и сам пользуюсь таким приемом.
King, Stephen / Bag of BonesКинг, Стивен / Мешок с костями
Мешок с костями
Кинг, Стивен
© 1998 Стивен Кинг
© 1999, АСТ
© перевод В. Вебера
Bag of Bones
King, Stephen
© 1998 by Stephen King
How shamelessly this program was manipulating Father; how shocking that Father turned out to be so weak before its obvious ploys.
Сколь бесстыдно эта программа манипулирует отцом; отец же проявляет слабость по отношению к столь очевидному обману.
Card, Orson Scott / XenocideКард, Орсон Скот / Ксеноцид
Ксеноцид
Кард, Орсон Скот
© copyright 1991 by Orson Scott Card
© Copyright перевод с английского Владимир Марченко
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2000
Xenocide
Card, Orson Scott
© copyright 1991 by Orson Scott Card
Use any of the proved ploys.
Используйте любой из опробованных приемов.
Lowndes, Leil / How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with YouЛаундес, Лейл / Как влюбить в себя любого
Как влюбить в себя любого
Лаундес, Лейл
© Leil Lowndes, 1996
© «Добрая книга», 2001 - Перевод и оформление
How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You
Lowndes, Leil
© 1995 by Debra McCarthy-Anderson and Carol Bruce-Thomas
© 1996 by Leil Lowndes

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plɔɪNounэкстравагантный и весёлый проступок; выходка; шалость; забава; прикол

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Collocations

propaganda ploy
пропагандистская уловка
political ploy
политический трюк
ploy effect
эффект захвата носителей дефектами поверхности
marketing ploy
маркетинговый ход

Word forms

ploy

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseployploys
Possessive caseploy'sploys'

ploy

verb
Basic forms
Pastployed
Imperativeploy
Present Participle (Participle I)ploying
Past Participle (Participle II)ployed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I ploywe ploy
you ployyou ploy
he/she/it ploysthey ploy
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am ployingwe are ploying
you are ployingyou are ploying
he/she/it is ployingthey are ploying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have ployedwe have ployed
you have ployedyou have ployed
he/she/it has ployedthey have ployed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been ployingwe have been ploying
you have been ployingyou have been ploying
he/she/it has been ployingthey have been ploying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I ployedwe ployed
you ployedyou ployed
he/she/it ployedthey ployed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was ployingwe were ploying
you were ployingyou were ploying
he/she/it was ployingthey were ploying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had ployedwe had ployed
you had ployedyou had ployed
he/she/it had ployedthey had ployed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been ployingwe had been ploying
you had been ployingyou had been ploying
he/she/it had been ployingthey had been ploying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will ploywe shall/will ploy
you will ployyou will ploy
he/she/it will ploythey will ploy
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be ployingwe shall/will be ploying
you will be ployingyou will be ploying
he/she/it will be ployingthey will be ploying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have ployedwe shall/will have ployed
you will have ployedyou will have ployed
he/she/it will have ployedthey will have ployed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been ployingwe shall/will have been ploying
you will have been ployingyou will have been ploying
he/she/it will have been ployingthey will have been ploying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would ploywe should/would ploy
you would ployyou would ploy
he/she/it would ploythey would ploy
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be ployingwe should/would be ploying
you would be ployingyou would be ploying
he/she/it would be ployingthey would be ploying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have ployedwe should/would have ployed
you would have ployedyou would have ployed
he/she/it would have ployedthey would have ployed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been ployingwe should/would have been ploying
you would have been ployingyou would have been ploying
he/she/it would have been ployingthey would have been ploying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am ployedwe are ployed
you are ployedyou are ployed
he/she/it is ployedthey are ployed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being ployedwe are being ployed
you are being ployedyou are being ployed
he/she/it is being ployedthey are being ployed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been ployedwe have been ployed
you have been ployedyou have been ployed
he/she/it has been ployedthey have been ployed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was ployedwe were ployed
you were ployedyou were ployed
he/she/it was ployedthey were ployed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being ployedwe were being ployed
you were being ployedyou were being ployed
he/she/it was being ployedthey were being ployed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been ployedwe had been ployed
you had been ployedyou had been ployed
he/she/it had been ployedthey had been ployed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be ployedwe shall/will be ployed
you will be ployedyou will be ployed
he/she/it will be ployedthey will be ployed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been ployedwe shall/will have been ployed
you will have been ployedyou will have been ployed
he/she/it will have been ployedthey will have been ployed