ADJ. fiendish | alleged | assassination, blackmail, coup, death, murder
VERB + PLOT hatch | uncover | foil
PREP. ~ against They had taken part in a Jacobite plot against William III. | ~ by The police claim to have uncovered a plot by terrorists to assassinate the president.
2 events in a story
ADJ. simple | complex, complicated
VERB + PLOT construct She has constructed a complicated plot, with a large cast of characters.
PLOT + VERB develop, unfold
PLOT + NOUN development
PHRASES a twist in/of the plot There are several unexpected twists in the plot before the murderer is revealed.
3 piece of land
ADJ. garden, vegetable | farm, subsistence | building | burial | small | 10-acre, 12-acre, etc. They own a five-acre plot of land. | family, private
VERB + PLOT work
PLOT + VERB measure sth The plots each measure 10 metres by 20 metres.
PHRASES a plot of land
1 make secret plans
ADV. allegedly | secretly
PREP. against He was arrested on suspicion of plotting against the king. | with Taylor plotted with his daughter to murder her husband.
PHRASES accuse/suspect sb of plotting sth
2 mark sth on a chart
ADV. accurately The positions of the archaeological finds are accurately plotted.
PREP. against Greenhouse temperature can be plotted against plant growth. | on plotting the figures on a graph