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befool


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Befool  \Be*fool"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Befooled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Befooling}.]  [OE.  befolen  pref.  be-  +  fol  fool.] 
  1.  To  fool;  to  delude  or  lead  into  error;  to  infatuate;  to 
  deceive. 
 
  This  story  .  .  .  contrived  to  befool  credulous  men. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  behave  like  a  fool;  to  make  foolish.  ``Some 
  befooling  drug.''  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  befool 
  v  1:  make  a  fool  or  dupe  of  [syn:  {fool},  {dupe},  {gull}] 
  2:  fool  or  hoax;  "The  immigrant  was  duped  because  he  trusted 
  everyone";  "You  can't  fool  me!"  [syn:  {gull},  {dupe},  {slang}, 
  {cod},  {fool},  {put  on},  {take  in},  {put  one  over},  {put 
  one  across}] 




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