Definition of 'mastermind'
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He is set to become a working peer and likely to mastermind civil service reform. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So why would the army be hiding a man who has been masterminding the attacks? Times, Sunday Times (2011)What will happen to that plan if its mastermind departs? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seems like the sort of thing a twisted criminal mastermind would do. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the man who masterminded the triumph was engaged in very different reflections. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he is not a criminal mastermind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Keep your work cards close to your chest today because a plan you have masterminded faces sudden changes. The Sun (2012)He is persuaded to stay on to keep a criminal mastermind alive long enough to spill the beans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is not as daft as it sounds after the Italian masterminded this dazzling victory. The Sun (2013)The American spin doctor is the man masterminding the image factory. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, how much internet did this criminal mastermind steal? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he masterminded a shock victory against his old charges, who also put out an experimental outfit. The Sun (2011)It is not known how he came to Europe to mastermind the attacks or if he remained in hiding. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the next few months he will have a crucial role getting the economy back on track, finding more spending cuts and masterminding public service reform. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THE alleged mastermind behind a gun smuggling plot was yesterday compared to a movie Mr Big. The Sun (2016)THE new IVF lottery mastermind is planning similar games for cancer victims and the elderly. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'mastermind'
British English: mastermind VERB
If you mastermind a difficult or complicated activity, you plan it in detail and then make sure that it happens successfully.
The finance minister will continue to mastermind the country's economic reform.
British English: mastermind NOUN
The mastermind behind a difficult or complicated plan, often a criminal one, is the person who is responsible for planning and organizing it.
He was the mastermind behind the plan to acquire the musicians.
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