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 delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to divert.
1. To cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.
2. To evade payment to.
1. To use chicanery
2. Trick, cheat
To carve with a chisel.
1. To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.
2. Outwit; prevent by strategy.
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 act with artful deceit.
2. To cheat or trick.
3. To coax or deceive by trickery.
Archaic; cheat, deceive
1. To be false to; be dishonest with; SYN. lead on, delude, cozen.
2. To cause someone to believe an untruth; SYN. betray, lead astray.
To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach.
1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
2. To frustrate or disappoint.
1. chiefly dialect; to move with short rapid motions
2. To waste (as time) in trifling
3. hoax, swindle
4 often vulgar; to copulate with
5. dawdle, fool
6. fiddle, toy — usually used with with
British; to get the better of (as by trickery)
To make a doodle; draw aimlessly.
To betray by double-dealing. double-cross
1. To cause or entice to enter or participate
2. To sketch roughly
3. To draw to an end
4. To shorten seasonally
5. To become more cautious or economical
1. To deceive; to trick.
2. To duplicate.
To equip with engines.
1. To exceed in ingenuity, in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bed sense, to deceive or circumvent.
2. When people or things are better or worse, or do something in a better or worse way than is normal or expected, they go beyond what is normal or expected.
To trick or deceive.
1. To throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously.
2. To deal with simultaneously.
3. To juggle an account, for example, so as to hide a deficit.
4. To influence by slyness; SYN. beguile, hoodwink.
1. To cut a nick into; SYN. chip.
2. To cut slightly, with a razor; SYN. snick.
3. To divide or reset the tail muscles, as of horses.
4. To mate successfully; of livestock.
To beat through cleverness and wit; SYN. overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent.
1. To reach above or beyond; overtop
2. To defeat (oneself) by seeking to do or gain too much
3. To get the better of especially in dealing and bargaining and typically by unscrupulous or crafty methods
4 of a horse; to strike the forefoot with the front part of the hind foot
5. To go to excess; exaggerate
6. To overreach oneself
7. To fail by aiming too high or trying too hard.
1. To persuade to disobedience or disloyalty
2. To lead astray usually by persuasion or false promises
3. To carry out the physical seduction of; entice to sexual intercourse
5. To succeed in seducing; young men's slang; SYN. score, make.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: sold).
1. To be responsible for the sale of.
2. To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent.
3. To give up for a price or reward.
4. To persuade somebody to accept something.
5. To be sold at a certain price or in a certain way.
6. To be approved of or gain acceptance.
1. To make a cracking sound (said of tightly stretched ropes or fingers); SYN. crack.
2. To break suddenly and abruptly; as of something under tension; SYN. crack.
3. To cause to make a snapping sound; of fingers; SYN. click, flick.
4. To move or strike with a click; SYN. click.
5. To move with a snapping sound
6. To put in play with a snap, of a football.
7. To snap close with a sound
8. To utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; SYN. snarl.
To deprive of by deceit; SYN. rook, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, mulct, gyp, con.
To pull a fast one, play a trick on somebody; SYN. fob, fox.
(Alternate spelling: victimise).
1. To make a victim of; SYN. victimise.
2. To punish unjustly.
To lure by or as if by a magic spell; entice