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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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A LEADING North Wales Police Authority member last night accused the government of waging a "cynical misinformation" campaign aimed at hoodwinking the public over controversial police merger plans.
You couldn't find a better example of New Labour hoodwinking if you tried.
Radical right-wingers, ever allergic to paying their fair share, are hoodwinking California.
There is absolutely no reason not to think that if the Government thinks it can get away with hoodwinking us every time then it will.
Historians have interpreted the influence of twentieth-century psychiatry as either the triumph of reason over superstition, or as the hoodwinking of innocent populations by plotters intent on social control.
Government agencies, weakened by political budget cuts, have very few weapons to police the kind of corporate hoodwinking Ford and Firestone played on an unsuspecting public.
We've come to expect this sort of hoodwinking from the ad men in numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street, but not from our local police officers.