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HOODWINK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoodwink mean? 

HOODWINK (verb)
  The verb HOODWINK has 2 senses:

1. influence by slyness
2. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

  Familiarity information: HOODWINK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOODWINK (verb)


Sense 1hoodwink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Influence by slyness

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

beguile; hoodwink; juggle

Hypernyms (to "hoodwink" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2hoodwink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bamboozle; lead by the nose; play false; pull the wool over someone's eyes; hoodwink; snow

Context example:

He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

Hypernyms (to "hoodwink" is one way to...):

betray; deceive; lead astray (cause someone to believe an untruth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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