plot

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noun
1 plan
ADJECTIVE
evil, fiendish
alleged
assassination, coup, murder, terrorist
VERB + PLOT
hatch
uncover
foil
PREPOSITION
plot against

They had taken part in a plot against the king.

plot by

The police claim to have uncovered a plot by terrorists to assassinate the president.

2 events in a story
ADJECTIVE
simple
complex, complicated
basic
main
VERB + PLOT
construct

She has constructed a complicated plot, with a large cast of characters.

advance

This car chase does nothing to advance the plot.

give away

I don't want to give away the plot to anyone who hasn't seen the movie.

PLOT + VERB
develop, unfold
involve, revolve around

The main plot revolves around a suspicious death.

PLOT + NOUN
development
twist

There is a clever plot twist near the end of the film.

device
PHRASES
a twist in the plot, a twist of the plot

There are several unexpected twists in the plot before the murderer is revealed.

3 piece of land
ADJECTIVE
garden, vegetable
farm
building (esp. BrE)
burial
small
10-acre, 12-acre, etc.

They own a five-acre plot of land.

family, private
VERB + PLOT
work
PLOT + VERB
measure sth

a plot measuring 10 m by 20 m

PHRASES
a plot of land
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verb
1 make secret plans
ADVERB
allegedly
secretly
carefully

The killings were carefully plotted and not impulsive.

PREPOSITION
against

He was arrested on suspicion of plotting against the king.

with

Taylor plotted with his daughter to murder her husband.

PHRASES
accuse sb of plotting sth
2 mark sth on a chart
ADVERB
accurately

The positions of the finds are accurately plotted.

PREPOSITION
against

Greenhouse temperature can be plotted against plant growth.

on

The figures are plotted on a graph.

Plot is used with these nouns as the object: ↑assassination, ↑coup, ↑course, ↑curve, ↑downfall, ↑escape, ↑move, ↑murder, ↑overthrow, ↑revenge, ↑strategy

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