hoodwink

  • 1 Hoodwink — Hood wink (h[oo^]d w[i^][ng]k), v. t. [Hood + wink.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes. [1913 Webster] We will blind and hoodwink him. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To deceive by false appearance; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hoodwink — I verb be dishonest, befool, beguile, blind, blindfold, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, fallere, hoax, inludere, inveigle, ludificari, make a fool of, misinform, mislead, mystify, outwit, puzzle, swindle, trick associated concepts:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 hoodwink — (v.) 1560s, to blindfold, from HOOD (Cf. hood) (n.1) + WINK (Cf. wink); figurative sense of mislead, deceive is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 hoodwink — vb hoax, trick, *dupe, gull, befool, bamboozle Analogous words: delude, *deceive, mislead: cozen, *cheat, overreach: *confuse, muddle, fuddle, befuddle: baffle, outwit, circumvent (see FRUSTRATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 hoodwink — [v] deceive bamboozle*, beat out of, bilk, bluff, buffalo*, burn, cheat, con, defraud, double cross, dupe, fake, fleece, fool, gull, gyp*, hoax, hornswoggle, kid, mislead, pull a fast one*, pull the wool over one’s eyes*, scam, screw, suck in*,… …

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  • 6 hoodwink — ► VERB ▪ deceive or trick. ORIGIN originally in the sense to blindfold : from HOOD(Cf. ↑hooded) + an obsolete sense of WINK(Cf. ↑wink) «close the eyes» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hoodwink — [hood′wiŋk΄] vt. [ HOOD1 + WINK] 1. Archaic to blindfold 2. to mislead or confuse by trickery; dupe …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 hoodwink — v. 1) (D; tr.) to hoodwink into 2) (D; tr.) to hoodwink out of * * * [ hʊdˌwɪŋk] (D; tr.) to hoodwink into (D;tr.) to hoodwink out of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 hoodwink — UK [ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hoodwink : present tense I/you/we/they hoodwink he/she/it hoodwinks present participle hoodwinking past tense hoodwinked past participle hoodwinked to make someone believe something that is not… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 hoodwink — hood|wink [ˈhudˌwıŋk] v [T + into] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: hoodwink to cover the eyes with a hood (16 19 centuries), from hood + wink] to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 hoodwink — [[t]h ʊdwɪŋk[/t]] hoodwinks, hoodwinking, hoodwinked VERB If someone hoodwinks you, they trick or deceive you. [V n] People expect others to be honest, which is why conmen find it so easy to hoodwink people... [V n] Many people are hoodwinked by… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 hoodwink — transitive verb Etymology: 1hood + wink Date: 1562 1. archaic blindfold 2. obsolete hide 3. to deceive by false appearance ; dupe • hoodwinker noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 hoodwink — hoodwinkable, adj. hoodwinker, n. /hood wingk /, v.t. 1. to deceive or trick. 2. Archaic. to blindfold. 3. Obs. to cover or hide. [1555 65; HOOD1 + WINK] Syn. 1. dupe, cheat, swindle, gyp. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 hoodwink — verb /ˈhʊdwɪŋk/ a) To cover the eyes with a hood; to blindfold. Some there are, that through feare anticipate the hangmans hand; as he did, whose friends having obtained his pardon, and putting away the cloth wherewith he was hood winkt, that he… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 hoodwink — Synonyms and related words: bamboozle, bandage, bedazzle, befool, benight, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, chicane, con, darken, daze, dazzle, deceive, defraud, delude, deprive of sight, dim, dupe, eclipse, excecate, flimflam, fool, glare,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 hoodwink — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. delude, deceive, fool, hoax; blind. See deception, blindness, concealment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. blind, cheat, outwit; see deceive . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dupe, mislead, deceive,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 hoodwink — hood|wink [ hud,wıŋk ] verb transitive to make someone believe something that is not true …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 hoodwink — v. cheat, deceive …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 hoodwink — verb deceive or trick. Origin C16 (orig. meaning to blindfold ): from hood1 + an obs. sense of wink close the eyes …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 hoodwink — v. a. 1. Blind, blindfold. 2. Cover, hide, conceal, cloak. 3. Deceive, cheat, delude, dupe, gull, cozen, fool, befool, trick, circumvent, overreach, chouse, impose upon, make a fool of, play a trick upon, pull wool over one s eyes …

    New dictionary of synonyms