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hood·wink

 (ho͝od′wĭngk′)
tr.v. hood·winked, hood·wink·ing, hood·winks
1. To deceive or swindle by deception. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. Archaic To blindfold.
3. Obsolete To conceal.

hood′wink′er n.

hoodwink

(ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk)
vb (tr)
1. to dupe; trick
2. obsolete to cover or hide
[C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold]
ˈhoodˌwinker n

hood•wink

(ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk)

v.t. -winked, -wink•ing.
1. to deceive or trick.
2. Archaic. to blindfold.
3. Obs. to cover or hide.
[1555–65; hood1 + wink1]
hood′wink`a•ble, adj.
hood′wink`er, n.

hoodwink


Past participle: hoodwinked
Gerund: hoodwinking

Imperative
hoodwink
hoodwink
Present
I hoodwink
you hoodwink
he/she/it hoodwinks
we hoodwink
you hoodwink
they hoodwink
Preterite
I hoodwinked
you hoodwinked
he/she/it hoodwinked
we hoodwinked
you hoodwinked
they hoodwinked
Present Continuous
I am hoodwinking
you are hoodwinking
he/she/it is hoodwinking
we are hoodwinking
you are hoodwinking
they are hoodwinking
Present Perfect
I have hoodwinked
you have hoodwinked
he/she/it has hoodwinked
we have hoodwinked
you have hoodwinked
they have hoodwinked
Past Continuous
I was hoodwinking
you were hoodwinking
he/she/it was hoodwinking
we were hoodwinking
you were hoodwinking
they were hoodwinking
Past Perfect
I had hoodwinked
you had hoodwinked
he/she/it had hoodwinked
we had hoodwinked
you had hoodwinked
they had hoodwinked
Future
I will hoodwink
you will hoodwink
he/she/it will hoodwink
we will hoodwink
you will hoodwink
they will hoodwink
Future Perfect
I will have hoodwinked
you will have hoodwinked
he/she/it will have hoodwinked
we will have hoodwinked
you will have hoodwinked
they will have hoodwinked
Future Continuous
I will be hoodwinking
you will be hoodwinking
he/she/it will be hoodwinking
we will be hoodwinking
you will be hoodwinking
they will be hoodwinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoodwinking
you have been hoodwinking
he/she/it has been hoodwinking
we have been hoodwinking
you have been hoodwinking
they have been hoodwinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoodwinking
you will have been hoodwinking
he/she/it will have been hoodwinking
we will have been hoodwinking
you will have been hoodwinking
they will have been hoodwinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoodwinking
you had been hoodwinking
he/she/it had been hoodwinking
we had been hoodwinking
you had been hoodwinking
they had been hoodwinking
Conditional
I would hoodwink
you would hoodwink
he/she/it would hoodwink
we would hoodwink
you would hoodwink
they would hoodwink
Past Conditional
I would have hoodwinked
you would have hoodwinked
he/she/it would have hoodwinked
we would have hoodwinked
you would have hoodwinked
they would have hoodwinked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hoodwink - influence by slynesshoodwink - influence by slyness      
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.hoodwink - 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"

hoodwink

verb deceive, trick, fool, cheat, con (informal), kid (informal), mislead, hoax, dupe, gull (archaic), delude, swindle, rook (slang), bamboozle (informal), take (someone) for a ride (informal), lead up the garden path (informal), sell a pup, pull a fast one on (informal), cozen, befool Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.

hoodwink

verb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
يَخْدَع
oblafnout
bedragefuppe
blekkja
apmauti
piemānītpiemuļķot
oblafnúť
kafese koymakkandırmak

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdwɪŋk] VTengañar

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdwɪŋk] vttromper

hoodwink

vt (inf)(he)reinlegen (inf); to hoodwink somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu verleiten, etw zu tun; they hoodwinked him into signing the contracter ließ sich von ihnen (dazu) verleiten, den Vertrag zu unterschreiben; I was hoodwinked into buying an imitationman hat mir eine Imitation angedreht (inf)

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk] vtgabbare, imbrogliare, infinocchiare

hoodwink

(ˈhudwiŋk) verb
to trick or deceive.
References in classic literature ?
And so Anselmo was left the most charmingly hoodwinked man there could be in the world.
Yet such is the vulpine slyness of Dame Nature, that, till now, Tess had been hoodwinked by her love for Clare into forgetting it might result in vitalizations that would inflict upon others what she had bewailed as misfortune to herself.
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.
You remember how you escaped them by some ingenious stratagem; then you doubted if they were really deceived, or whether they were only pretending not to know your hiding-place; then you thought of another plan and hoodwinked them once again.
Let me tell thee that not one of thy cloth hath so hoodwinked me in all my life before.
How else do you suppose she could feel to be told that she had been hoodwinked, and kept from her duty and a man's heart very likely broken, to save the respectability of a worn-out old family.
You served me well enough, but you were easily hoodwinked, and our connection is at an end.
A good housewife is of necessity a humbug; and Cornelia's husband was hoodwinked, as Potiphar was--only in a different way.
Dog lovers everywhere, as well as the suppliers who were hoodwinked, share a common interest in bringing these culprits to heel.
It was a terrible blow to Boyle, but he came bouncing back and his search for another flying young dog ended this week as he acquired Hoodwinked, one of the more fancied contenders in this year's Kirby Memorial and who is due to contest a cracking thirdround heat at Limerick tomorrow.
Due to the way the Westminster parties have hoodwinked the people of Wales following the Silk Commission, they simply can't be trusted to deliver on anything they agree to.
However, spending PSbillions on wind power that has only resulted in us burning even more fossil fuel, simply to line the pockets of the wind industry is a con trick, now so obvious, that politicians are so frightened of losing face if they dare admit they have been hoodwinked, that they are hoping to leave office well before this scam is revealed to the public.