hoodwink


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hoodwink (someone) into (doing something)

To trick or con someone into doing something. "Hoodwink" originally meant to blindfold someone. If we don't get out of here now, Aunt Louise will hoodwink us into helping her set up for the dinner party.
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hoodwink (someone) out of (something)

To trick or con someone into doing something. "Hoodwink" originally meant to blindfold someone. Mom, this guy's a total crook who's already hoodwinked people out of tons of money.
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hoodwink someone into something

Fig. to deceive someone into doing something. She will try to hoodwink you into driving her to the airport. Watch out. You can't hoodwink me into doing that!
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hoodwink someone out of something

Fig. to get something away from someone by deception. Are you trying to hoodwink me out of my money? Max tried to hoodwink the old lady out of all her money.
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References in classic literature ?
You served me well enough, but you were easily hoodwinked, and our connection is at an end.
And so Anselmo was left the most charmingly hoodwinked man there could be in the world.
Vholes," says Richard, more familiarly and good-humouredly, "that you are the most reliable fellow in the world and that to have to do with you is to have to do with a man of business who is not to be hoodwinked. But put yourself in my case, dragging on this dislocated life, sinking deeper and deeper into difficulty every day, continually hoping and continually disappointed, conscious of change upon change for the worse in myself, and of no change for the better in anything else, and you will find it a dark-looking case sometimes, as I do."
He has been effectually hoodwinked. If I speak to anybody privately, it ought to be to you.
He said the Modi government has tried to hoodwink the whole world on the issue of Occupied Kashmir while Prime Minister Imran Khan has vigorously projected Indian cunningness and mean approach.
Perhaps the intention is never to follow due process and prove charges against the accused but to hoodwink the country by diverting attention from pressing concerns like the government's failure on the Kashmir issue, the economic management and a negative scorecard on all of their plans.
Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan stressed that the PML-N leader will not be able to succeed in her attempts to hoodwink people.
He said that opposition cannot hoodwink the nation with artificial facts and figures.
According to the reports of Kashmir Media Service, the resistance leaders comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar termed the election drama enacted by India as a political gimmick to hoodwink the international community.
He advised public workers in the state not to be carried away by what he termed as a grand plot to hoodwink them into getting their votes ahead of the gubernatorial election.
ISLAMABAD -- In occupied Kashmir, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has termed the ceasefire in the territory announced by India as a ploy to hoodwink public opinion on national and international level.
However it is wrong to hoodwink tribal people with false hopes and vague promises, he said.
Jitendra Singh said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel bonhomie is to hoodwink people of Gujarat.
BBC1, 8.30pm No sooner has she left The One Show sofa, the ubiquitous Alex Jones is back, this time on the panel show in which participants attempt to hoodwink their opponents with absurd facts and plausible lies about themselves.
This last-ditch attempt to hoodwink Northern voters just proves the Tories have come to the end of the line.