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intrigue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintriguein‧trigue1 /ɪnˈtriːɡ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]INTERESTED if something intrigues you, it interests you a lot because it seems strange or mysterious 🔊 Other people’s houses always intrigued her.2 [intransitive] formalPLAN to make secret plans to harm someone or make them lose their position of powerintrigue against 🔊 While King Richard was abroad, the barons had been intriguing against him.→ See Verb table
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intrigueWhile King Richard was abroad, the barons had been intriguing against him.Specialists were intrigued by a woman who writes upside-down.The final part of the letter intrigued him greatly.The thought of experiencing health intrigues me.One question has particularly intrigued those working on this study.
intriguein‧trigue2 /ˈɪntriːɡ/ noun 🔊 🔊 [countable, uncountable]PLAN the making of secret plans to harm someone or make them lose their position of power, or a plan of this kind 🔊 It’s an exciting story of political intrigue and murder. 🔊 a web of intrigue (=complicated set of secret plans)intrigue of 🔊 the political intrigues of the capital
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intrigueThe world of politics is a world of deception and intrigue.Later she turned to Romantic Suspense of the thriller variety, specializing in tales of international crime, espionage, and intrigue.Controversy, intrigue, the literary spilling of blood is the very stuff of the Guitarist letters page.Such was their initiation to the deceptive intrigues of early twentieth-century geopolitics.His relationships were full of intrigue and conflict.Silver is caught in a web of political intrigue.The Board of Health was disbanded in 1858 amid a welter of political intrigue and orchestrated opposition.Alarmed, Mei-ling and Ei-ling initiated a subtle intrigue designed to keep Stilwell in place.For one thing, the memoirs of several surviving actors in the drama have appeared with compelling new details of the intrigue.Given the tone of our conversation and the weather, an entire nexus of unspoken intrigue suddenly surrounded me.web of intrigueOnly after a web of intrigue has been broken are the true culprits revealed.
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Verb table
intrigue
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyintrigue
he, she, itintrigues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyintrigued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave intrigued
he, she, ithas intrigued
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad intrigued
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill intrigue
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have intrigued
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam intriguing
he, she, itis intriguing
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you, we, theyare intriguing
Past
I, he, she, itwas intriguing
you, we, theywere intriguing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been intriguing
he, she, ithas been intriguing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been intriguing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be intriguing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been intriguing
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