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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end.

Usage examples (38)
  • He tried to bamboozle his professors into thinking he knew the subject well.
  • Verb (used with object) : They bamboozled us into joining the club
  • As someone who has seen and used those words -- especially "bamboozle" -- in appellate legal briefs, I find that surprising.
  • Another one is 'bamboozle' which I always picture as a dorkish bumbling dimwit, but a lovable one. for more
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