bamboozle

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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.

bamboozle

(bæmˈbuzlæ)
1. tv. to deceive someone; to confuse someone. (see also bamboozled.) Don’t try to bamboozle me! I know what I want!
2. tv. to steal something. The crooks bamboozled the old man’s life savings.

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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