To conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; SYN. snow, hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false.
1. To fool or dupe.
2. (Old) To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.
1. To deceive; to trick.
2. To duplicate.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: stung).
To prick with a stinger; said of insects, scorpions, or other animals; SYN. bite, prick.