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pretext

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  1. A false, contrived or assumed purpose; a pretense.
    The reporter called the company on the pretext of trying to resolve a consumer complaint.

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to pretext

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-

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-

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to pretext (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To employ a pretext, which involves using a false or contrived purpose for soliciting the gain of something else.
    HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn obtained directors' home phone records using possibly-illegal pretexting methods.

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