conning conning  /ˈkɑ nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an argument opposed to a proposal
  2. (n) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  3. (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  4. (v) deprive of by deceit
  5. (v) commit to memory; learn by heart
  6. (adv) in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.

Usage(s):

  1. The sub, with damage visible on its bow, deck, conning tower and missile ports, eventually churned off slowly in another direction.
  2. In August 2006, a Missouri couple admitted to conning their neighbors out of some cash by faking the birth of sextuplets.
  3. Barefoot has been getting away with this scam for years, conning his naive audience, and presumably enriching himself along the way.

News

  1. 6-Year Sentence In LA-Based Telemarketing Scheme

    A man who operated a Los Angeles-based "work-at-home" telemarketing fraud scheme has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for conning thousands of victims out of more than $16 million.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  2. Literature's Ten Most Disturbing Sociopaths | LitReactor

    How many times have you imagined smashing someone's windshield with a tire iron after they cut you off in traffic? Or stabbing your boss with a sharp pencil when he denies you that raise yet again? Or conning your way into a carefree life of luxury?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. "What has has happened is that they have hidden behind a tax grab for 11 months, conning Australia and at the 11th hour they have put a few measures in place," Senator Fielding told reporters.
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Steve Fielding Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "I think he's been looking in the mirror and conning himself for a long, long time," Pitino said. "Now he's got to go and find out what the real world is like."
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Rick Pitino Source: ESPN

  3. After the game Sir Alex Ferguson accused Niemi of "conning the referee".
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.com

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