something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity;
"he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"
"the holding company was just a blind"
- It was no subterfuge on her part. She just lied in her throat and we all realized toe grossness of her false utterance.
- This subterfuge went on for weeks.
- The Independents tried hard to swallow the wretched subterfuge.
- Her claim to be a journalist was simply a subterfuge to get into the theatre without paying.
I hated all the subterfuges, I hated lying to you.出自： S. Brett
He came home one night, with no attempt at subterfuge,..at three a.m.出自： N. Sahgal