- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) v.Syn. blind, cheat, outwit; see deceive .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.dupe, mislead, deceive, confuse, trick, 'pull the wool over one's eyes, delude, cheat, fool, bamboozle.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation: beguile, betray, bluff, cozen, deceive, delude, double-cross, dupe, fool, humbug, mislead, take in, trick. Informal: bamboozle, have. Slang: four-flush. Idioms: lead astray, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put something over on, take for a ride. See HONEST.
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Hoodwink — Hood wink (h[oo^]d w[i^][ng]k), v. t. [Hood + wink.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes. [1913 Webster] We will blind and hoodwink him. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To deceive by false appearance; to… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hoodwink — I verb be dishonest, befool, beguile, blind, blindfold, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, fallere, hoax, inludere, inveigle, ludificari, make a fool of, misinform, mislead, mystify, outwit, puzzle, swindle, trick associated concepts:… … Law dictionary
hoodwink — (v.) 1560s, to blindfold, from HOOD (Cf. hood) (n.1) + WINK (Cf. wink); figurative sense of mislead, deceive is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking … Etymology dictionary
hoodwink — vb hoax, trick, *dupe, gull, befool, bamboozle Analogous words: delude, *deceive, mislead: cozen, *cheat, overreach: *confuse, muddle, fuddle, befuddle: baffle, outwit, circumvent (see FRUSTRATE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
hoodwink — [v] deceive bamboozle*, beat out of, bilk, bluff, buffalo*, burn, cheat, con, defraud, double cross, dupe, fake, fleece, fool, gull, gyp*, hoax, hornswoggle, kid, mislead, pull a fast one*, pull the wool over one’s eyes*, scam, screw, suck in*,… … New thesaurus
hoodwink — ► VERB ▪ deceive or trick. ORIGIN originally in the sense to blindfold : from HOOD(Cf. ↑hooded) + an obsolete sense of WINK(Cf. ↑wink) «close the eyes» … English terms dictionary
hoodwink — [hood′wiŋk΄] vt. [ HOOD1 + WINK] 1. Archaic to blindfold 2. to mislead or confuse by trickery; dupe … English World dictionary
hoodwink — v. 1) (D; tr.) to hoodwink into 2) (D; tr.) to hoodwink out of * * * [ hʊdˌwɪŋk] (D; tr.) to hoodwink into (D;tr.) to hoodwink out of … Combinatory dictionary
hoodwink — UK [ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hoodwink : present tense I/you/we/they hoodwink he/she/it hoodwinks present participle hoodwinking past tense hoodwinked past participle hoodwinked to make someone believe something that is not… … English dictionary
hoodwink — hood|wink [ˈhudˌwıŋk] v [T + into] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: hoodwink to cover the eyes with a hood (16 19 centuries), from hood + wink] to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself … Dictionary of contemporary English
hoodwink — [[t]h ʊdwɪŋk[/t]] hoodwinks, hoodwinking, hoodwinked VERB If someone hoodwinks you, they trick or deceive you. [V n] People expect others to be honest, which is why conmen find it so easy to hoodwink people... [V n] Many people are hoodwinked by… … English dictionary