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  • n  a person who is tricked or swindled
  • v  fool or hoax
    The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone

  • His student and dupe is Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor), a naive journalist trying to get a scoop for his Midwestern newspaper.
  • Venice's historic treasures have one drawback: they can dupe visitors into believing the city is stuck in a time warp.
  • Geithner has found a way around his critics, or better, has found a way to dupe them.
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  • Cyrus Vance in The Associated Press
    You may be asking yourselves how John Haggerty managed to dupe Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his staff and his advisers, a group of highly educated, sophisticated people,Vance said. "To put it simply: They trusted him."
  • George Stephanopoulos in Forbes
    In it, Stephanopoulos said he "felt like a dupe" for defending Clinton's character and painted an often unflattering portrait of the president.
  • Tom Tancredo in Charlotte Observer
    The new bill's authors "seem to think that they can dupe the American public into accepting a blanket amnesty if they just call it `comprehensive' or `earned legalization' or `regularization,"' said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a presidential...

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