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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.

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bam·boo′zle·ment n.
bam·boo′zler n.
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Requesting atmospheric silence, the Bradford bamboozler was mid-incredible illusion when someone's phone started to ring.
With all due respect to Premiership bickerers Benitez and Ferguson, they're novices in the world of mind games compared to this brain-bending bamboozler.
The Times' readership is special, and it treats its newspaper that way--taking it personally, for instance, when the paper allowed itself to be bamboozled by the neocons on Iraq, and then when the publisher, unaccountably, stood behind the primary bamboozler, Judith Miller, when she went to jail in order to protect her administration sources.