bamboozled


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bamboozle

To cheat, deceive, or take advantage of someone by elaborate and underhanded means. I can't believe I let that salesmen bamboozle me like that.

bamboozled

(bæmˈbuzlæd)
1. mod. confused. This stuff sure has me bamboozled.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Collegiate.) She’s not just drunk, she’s totally bamboozled.
See also: bamboozle
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It was only four years ago that the major networks and newspapers were vowing never again to get bamboozled by Election Day exit polls.
We are a nation that watched a presidential bid get bamboozled, and then we went back to our cable-induced sleep.
Because everybody from doctors to legislators, policy-makers, and patients has been bamboozled into believing that the breakthrough drugs of tomorrow will never materialize unless the drug industry makes an ungodly profit.
They have analyzed such screen works as The Old Settler, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Bamboozled, Good Fences and Monster's Ball.
The young Portuguese lad's step overs and tricks had the Addicks pair bamboozled all afternoon.
Were the writers somehow deviously bamboozled into lavishing positive reviews?
Darren Collins added the second on 26 minutes, after Shaun Murray bamboozled the Martyrs' defence wide out on the right and grabbed his second on 67 minutes when he converted another Watkins cross.
Contained in these cultural images is the history of our national conscience," said the late filmmaker Marlon Riggs in his brilliant 1986 documentary Ethnic Notions (which beat Spike Lee's Bamboozled to the punch by fourteen years).
10 SPIKE LEE, BAMBOOZLED (New Line) Critics who pointed out how "preposterous" the premise of this movie is--a minstrel show is pushed onto prime time by a white TV producer (the always delicious Michael Rapaport) who thinks he's blacker than the African Americans who work for him--clearly have no idea how poisonous and ugly race relations in America really are.
Spike Lee lampoons the media in Bamboozled, which concerns a TV executive who recruits a homeless tap dancer and launches a national minstrel-show craze.
Says Montague, "By giving our readers reliable scientific and medical information in understandable language, I hope the newsletter would give people the confidence to `fight City Hall,' trust their own instincts and not allow themselves to be bamboozled and paralyzed by corporate consultants and `experts'.
SCOTS drivers were plane bamboozled when they saw this sight flying up the outside lane.
For decades, a group of ancient oval impressions has bamboozled paleontologists by masquerading as the squashed remains of jellyfish.
FIrst, your brain gets bamboozled into believing that your body contains too much fluid.
They blamed each other and bamboozled viewers with contradiction after contradiction on how to fix the recession.