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Definitions of hoodwink

  1. conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. influence by slyness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. To blind by covering the eyes. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cover; to hide. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To deceive; blindfold; as, he hoodwinked everybody with his tale of misfortune. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To make one wink by covering the eyes with a hood: to blindfold: to deceive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To blind by covering the eyes; deceive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To deceive, as if by blinding; blindfold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To blind by covering the eyes; to hide; to deceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To bind by covering the eyes; to deceive by disguise; to impose on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. hood'wingk, v.t. to blindfold: (Shak.) to cover: to deceive, impose on. [Hood, wink.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Deceive, humbug; blindfold. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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