bamboozle :

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  • v  conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

  • Bragged the Daily Mirror: "Turpin became world champion without any of the hokum that Americans have used to bedazzle and bamboozle their opponents before the fight.
  • There was a systematic attempt to bamboozle us.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Stop the attacks against Tanya Coke
    It is unimaginable to anyone who has met Board of Education member Tanya Coke or had the opportunity to discuss our children's education with her that anyone could call her a bully and a "bamboozle"-er. Is this political theatre really what moves our town? That is appalling.
    June 26, 2013 - The Montclair Times

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Obama said: "You all know the okey-doke, when someone's trying to bamboozle you, when they're trying to hoodwink you. You can't say that -- 'He's not ready on Day One unless he's willing to be your vice president, then he's ready on Day One.' "
  • Nick Rahall in Wall Street Journal
    Mr. Rahall said the ads amounted to "one segment of the energy industry trying to bamboozle the general public and policy makers to sell more of its product."

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