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bam·boo·zle

 (băm-bo͞o′zəl)
tr.v. bam·boo·zled, bam·boo·zling, bam·boo·zles Informal
1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. To confuse; bewilder.

[Origin unknown.]

bam·boo′zle·ment n.
bam·boo′zler n.

bamboozle

(bæmˈbuːzəl)
vb (tr)
1. to cheat; mislead
2. to confuse
[C18: of unknown origin]
bamˈboozler n
bamˈboozlement n

bam•boo•zle

(bæmˈbu zəl)

v. -zled, -zling. v.t.
1. to deceive or get the better of by underhandedness; hoodwink.
2. to perplex; mystify.
v.i.
3. to practice trickery, deception, or the like.
[1695–1705; orig. uncertain]
bam•boo′zle•ment, n.
bam•boo′zler, n.

bamboozle


Past participle: bamboozled
Gerund: bamboozling

Imperative
bamboozle
bamboozle
Present
I bamboozle
you bamboozle
he/she/it bamboozles
we bamboozle
you bamboozle
they bamboozle
Preterite
I bamboozled
you bamboozled
he/she/it bamboozled
we bamboozled
you bamboozled
they bamboozled
Present Continuous
I am bamboozling
you are bamboozling
he/she/it is bamboozling
we are bamboozling
you are bamboozling
they are bamboozling
Present Perfect
I have bamboozled
you have bamboozled
he/she/it has bamboozled
we have bamboozled
you have bamboozled
they have bamboozled
Past Continuous
I was bamboozling
you were bamboozling
he/she/it was bamboozling
we were bamboozling
you were bamboozling
they were bamboozling
Past Perfect
I had bamboozled
you had bamboozled
he/she/it had bamboozled
we had bamboozled
you had bamboozled
they had bamboozled
Future
I will bamboozle
you will bamboozle
he/she/it will bamboozle
we will bamboozle
you will bamboozle
they will bamboozle
Future Perfect
I will have bamboozled
you will have bamboozled
he/she/it will have bamboozled
we will have bamboozled
you will have bamboozled
they will have bamboozled
Future Continuous
I will be bamboozling
you will be bamboozling
he/she/it will be bamboozling
we will be bamboozling
you will be bamboozling
they will be bamboozling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bamboozling
you have been bamboozling
he/she/it has been bamboozling
we have been bamboozling
you have been bamboozling
they have been bamboozling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bamboozling
you will have been bamboozling
he/she/it will have been bamboozling
we will have been bamboozling
you will have been bamboozling
they will have been bamboozling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bamboozling
you had been bamboozling
he/she/it had been bamboozling
we had been bamboozling
you had been bamboozling
they had been bamboozling
Conditional
I would bamboozle
you would bamboozle
he/she/it would bamboozle
we would bamboozle
you would bamboozle
they would bamboozle
Past Conditional
I would have bamboozled
you would have bamboozled
he/she/it would have bamboozled
we would have bamboozled
you would have bamboozled
they would have bamboozled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bamboozle - conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

bamboozle

verb (Informal)
1. cheat, do (informal), kid (informal), skin (slang), trick, fool, take in (informal), con (informal), stiff, sting (informal), mislead, rip off (slang), thwart, deceive, fleece, hoax, defraud, dupe, beguile, gull (archaic), delude, swindle, stitch up (slang), victimize, hoodwink, double-cross (informal), diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), do the dirty on (Brit. informal), bilk, pull a fast one on (informal), cozen He was bamboozled by con men.
2. puzzle, confuse, stump, baffle, bewilder, confound, perplex, mystify, befuddle, flummox, nonplus He bamboozled Mercer into defeat.

bamboozle

verb
Informal. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
يُربك، يخدع، يُضلل
napálitpopléstobalamutitošiditdoběhnout
føre bag lysetforvirrenarre
rugla
galvą susukti
piekrāptsamulsināt

bamboozle

[bæmˈbuːzl] VTenredar, engatusar
she was bamboozled into buying itla enredaron or engatusaron para que lo comprara

bamboozle

[bæmˈbuːzəl] vt
(= confuse) → mystifier
(= trick) to bamboozle sb into doing sth → embobiner qn pour qu'il fasse qch

bamboozle

vt (inf) (= baffle)verblüffen, baff machen (inf); (= trick)hereinlegen (inf); he was bamboozled into signing the contractsie haben es so getrickst or sie haben ihn mit Tricks dazu gebracht, dass er den Vertrag unterschrieben hat (inf)

bamboozle

[bæmˈbuːzl] vt (fam) → abbindolare, infinocchiare

bamboozle

(bӕmˈbuːzl) verb
to confuse completely. The motorist was completely bamboozled by the road-signs.
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