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1plot/ˈplɑːt/noun
pluralplots
1plot
/ˈplɑːt/
noun
pluralplots
Learner's definition of PLOT  
[count] 
: an area of land that has been measured and is considered as a unit
   b : a usually small piece of land that is used for a particular purpose
: a series of events that form the story in a novel, movie, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
— see also subplot
[count] : a secret plan to do something that is usually illegal or harmful

lose the plot

British, informal
: to become confused or crazy

the plot thickens

◊ When the plot thickens in a novel, movie, etc., the story becomes more complicated or interesting.
The phrase is also used in a usually humorous way to talk about things that happen in real life.
2plot/ˈplɑːt/verb
plotsplottedplotting
2plot
/ˈplɑːt/
verb
plotsplottedplotting
Learner's definition of PLOT  
: to plan secretly to do something usually illegal or harmful
[+ object]
[no object]
— usually + against
   b [+ object] : to plan (something)
[+ object] : to mark (something, such as a location or path) on a map, graph, chart, etc.— often + out
[+ object] : to create a plot for (a novel, movie, etc.)— usually used as (be) plotted
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