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hoodwink


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoodwink  \Hood"wink\,  v.  t.  [Hood  +  wink.] 
  1.  To  blind  by  covering  the  eyes. 
 
  We  will  blind  and  hoodwink  him  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cover;  to  hide.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  deceive  by  false  appearance;  to  impose  upon 
  ``Hoodwinked  with  kindness.''  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoodwink 
  v  1:  influence  by  slyness  [syn:  {juggle},  {beguile}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {bamboozle},  {snow},  {lead  by  the  nose}, 
  {play  false}] 




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