Synonyms and Antonyms for pyramid-scheme

1. pyramid scheme (n.)

a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in

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2. pyramid (v.)

enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

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3. pyramid (v.)

increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base

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4. Pyramid (n.)

a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt

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5. pyramid (v.)

use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal

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7. scheme (v.)

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

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8. scheme (n.)

a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

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10. scheme (n.)

an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

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